Lush look, less lawn
Get more planting space by shrinking your turf. 6 tips from a Northwest garden
Linda and Ethan Skyler's Bainbridge Island garden is filled with green, but uses very little turf grass.
Click ahead to see how they did it with a grassy path, layered plantings, and colorful accents.
A vigorous kiwi vine cloaks a trellis over the garden’s entry path with lush foliage. The leaves can reach about 6 inches across, and stay green from spring until first frost.
A narrow carpet of grass, all that’s left of a once-expansive (30- by 60-foot) lawn, meanders between curved planting beds. To make room for the beds, the Skylers removed sod around the turf’s edges bit by bit as they discovered new plants they wanted to try.