Green Inspiration: Grass-Free Landscaping

Green Inspiration: Grass-Free Landscaping

Regina Yunghans
Jun 2, 2009
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A grassy green lawn requires lots of water and those that look like golf courses are often treated with earth-unfriendly chemicals. There are lots of grassless options out there like native plantings, gravel ground covering stone pavers. Many grass-free solutions require very little maintenance and little (or no) water for drought-prone locations. Here, we've rounded up just a few of our favorite grassless yards from around the web...

1 by Galbraith and Associates landscape architects

2 Sunset magazine. Image: Steven Gunther

3 by Pink Shovel Landscapes

4 this "yard" is almost purely architectural, via Australia's HomeOne forum

5 the front yard of the Schipani's DC residence, from Schipani Degan Blog

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