Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

21 inspiring lawn-free yards

See how to ditch thirsty turf grass in favor of beautiful, easy-care gardens

low-water yard design
Photo by Steven A. Gunther

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.

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