21 inspiring lawn-free yards
See how to ditch thirsty turf grass in favor of beautiful, easy-care gardens
Lose the lawn: Great gardens without turf grassShady 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.
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