Lawnless Landscaping

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Ample paving, low groundcovers, and a fabulous orange house. Green Inspiration: Grass-Free Landscaping | Apartment Therapy

This desert front-yard facelift breathes new life into what could have been a boring lawn-scape. Designed by Christy Ten Eyck in Phoenix, AZ. Photo from Sunset.

This front entry feels inviting and open, yet has a soft, prairie-like effect. The decking used as entrance path has a clean, modern look. Design by Andrew Grossman Landscape Design in Seekonk, MA.

Love the feeling of openness from a lawn, but don't want to mow and water? Gravel's a simple solution, and as you can see, it doesn't have to look industrial. Just tucking a few plants throughout ensures a softer look. Photo from Sunset.

Can't wait for this new book to come out. Pam's blog Digging has been offering up some seriously inspiring no-lawn photos for years, so seeing her best advice and pics compiled into one resource will be amazing. It's called Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard by Pam Penick.

What a fresh and inspiring example of no-lawn landscaping that looks lush and inviting. Photo courtesy of Stephen Orr, via Pam Penick's "Digging" blog.

Evelyn Hadden's new book offers up a critique of the American, then follow it up with strong design alternatives to that oh-so-boring green postage stamp we're all so bored of.

This no-lawn seating area takes a fresh and modern approach. The built-in benches are a space-saving way of inviting you outside to enjoy the beauty. Design by Huettl Landscape Architecture in Walnut Creek, CA. For more lawnless landscaping ideas visit: www.landscapingne...

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