Beautiful landscape design has long been associated with luscious green grass, vibrant flowers, and abounding trees. However, more and more property owners have been leaving the traditional behind for a more contemporary and practical approach—a lawn-free design.
This modern landscape trend is centered around creating an attractive and useful outdoor space using many different substrates, but excluding grass. The use of various textures forms a scene of architectural and/or flowing shapes, bringing the fundamental elements of nature into your yard. Intrigued by this new landscape design style? Here are a few creative options we love in a lawn-free design.
A Path Worth Taking
Slate walkways and stepping stones are perfect features to bring your unique design style to a space. Depending on the materials and shapes of this hardscape, your yard can gain a sweeping pathway or an architectural statement.
Maintaining a grass lawn is not only time consuming—it can require a lot of water and certain chemicals to be used in the process. Switching to a rock-based ground matter is environmentally friendly and creates a beautiful base texture to build upon.
A Place to Gather
A common theme for the modern, lawn-free landscape is creating an outdoor living space by bringing some favorite comforts to your backyard. A fire pit is the perfect finishing touch for this objective and acts as a gathering place for family and friends throughout the year.