Lose the lawn: Great gardens without turf grass Shady patio garden A sycamore takes center stage in this lawnless California yard. Shade created by the tree keeps the patio cool while permeable paving, potted plants, and other design details keep watering to a minimum.
Big on features, not on grass Bridges, islands, and a shaded fireplace add plenty of whimsical details to this Albuquerque backyard—no water necessary. And a smattering of carefully chosen drought-resistant plants offer just enough no-fuss greenery to create a lush feel.
Beautiful - one way to make anything look more like it grew out of your garden is to cover it with moss. Mix a handful of moss from your yard with a cup of buttermilk in your blender. Put in a spray bottle and spray on whatever. It should grow moss.