Use Every Square Inch - When you plan a no-mow backyard, it’s important to put every square inch of space to work. For example, this urban lot is paved with tightly fitted flagstone pieces interspersed with small streams of river rock to create a natural, easy-care environment. A deck made from composite materials anchors the opposite end of the yard. Sheared evergreens and trees complete the setting.
A sloping lawn became the inspiration for this backyard makeover that includes a pond, dining area with room for a grill; places for lounging and entertaining; a putting green; and an outdoor spa. | Photo: Linda Oyama Bryan | thisoldhouse.com
Create Edging Edge your beds and borders with a tidy line of neat grasses. Small selections, such as the blue fescue shown here, are best for this. Test Garden Tip: Edging with grasses works best if you plant them a little closer together than you normally would so the grasses grow together in one line. More Edging Ideas
Garden RECIPES!!! Create Architectural Interest Use plant forms to create architectural interest in your landscape. Here, a fullmoon maple makes a wonderful contrast against mounding plants and its square container.