A drought-tolerant yard that attracts the birds

21 Inspiring Lawn-Free Yards

Birding paradise Garden designer Susanne Jett cheered up this Santa Monica lawn by laying down a crisp layer of decomposed granite and planting a showy—yet low-water—border that birds love as much as the homeowner does.

Use Every Square Inch - When you plan a no-mow backyard, it’s important to put every square inch of space to work. For example, this urban lot is paved with tightly fitted flagstone pieces interspersed with small streams of river rock to create a natural, easy-care environment. A deck made from composite materials anchors the opposite end of the yard. Sheared evergreens and trees complete the setting.

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urban lot is paved with tightly fitted flagstone pieces interspersed with small streams of river rock to create a natural look.

Four Lawn Mowing Tips for Keeping a Lush Lawn Without Wasting Water

Four Lawn Mowing Tips for Keeping a Lush Lawn Without Wasting Water

The tiny urban back yard of DC Master Gardener Barbara Dinsmore.  Photo by Lucy Dinsmore.

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives, by Evelyn J. Hadden photo by Lucy Dinsmore a book to look into, i want a lawn but i don't want to mow, this might have a solution

This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. (another pinner said)

28 Surprising Things That Really Work, According To Pinterest

This really works – we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months.

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