Our small backyard is a tranquil, shady oasis even on the hottest summer days in Los Angeles. But it wasn't always this way. When we bought our house 8 years ago, the entire backyard was paved with concrete and ringed by a cinderblock wall. The yard was a work in progress for several years… Backyard Ideas, Small Backyards, Backyards Patios, Gardens, Backyards Ideas, Patios Ideas, Outdoor Spaces, Patio Ideas, Fire Pit
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grassy paving - put mother-of-thyme or other low-growers that don't need mowing, and use it for parking lots instead of asphalt. Most wil survive. What doesn't - put asphalt there only. And you will end up with a less heated, more water-absorbent surface, much healthier and greener.