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

Green Inspiration: Grass-Free Landscaping

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.

25 Inspiring Outdoor Makeovers

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.

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.

38 Gorgeous Garden Paths

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.

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.

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.

"This sward of Asian ornamental grass needs no mowing and requires far less water than traditional turf." says Maureen Gilmer in Morongo Valley, CA. I love the fluffy softness! See more no-mow ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/lawns/alternatives.html#

"This sward of Asian ornamental grass needs no mowing and requires far less water than traditional turf." says Maureen Gilmer in Morongo Valley, CA. I love the fluffy softness! See more no-mow ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/lawns/alternatives.html#

This prairie-style landscape has soft, flowing appeal. Photo by Maureen Gilmer - Morongo Valley, CA. See more lawn-free landscaping ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/lawns/alternatives.html

This prairie-style landscape has soft, flowing appeal. Photo by Maureen Gilmer - Morongo Valley, CA. See more lawn-free landscaping ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/lawns/alternatives.html

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.

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.

Who knew artificial turf could be so gorgeous? Sleek design by Newtex Landscape, Inc. in Henderson, NV. Learn more about how this landscaper revived his business with artificial turf: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/nevada/artificial-turf.html#

Who knew artificial turf could be so gorgeous? Sleek design by Newtex Landscape, Inc. in Henderson, NV. Learn more about how this landscaper revived his business with artificial turf: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/nevada/artificial-turf.html#

This former lawn was replaced by well-defined, modern squares of rock. See more lawnless landscaping ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/landscaping-ideas/lawnless.html Photo credit: Maureen Gilmer - Morongo Valley, CA.

This former lawn was replaced by well-defined, modern squares of rock. See more lawnless landscaping ideas here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/landscaping-ideas/lawnless.html Photo credit: Maureen Gilmer - Morongo Valley, CA.