How to landscape front yard without grass?

4 August, 2021 Lawanda Mischke 5

Answers (5):

    23 August, 2021

    Landscaping around the front yard is a popular option for homeowners that want an asthetic looking area without grass.
    Some Ideas for doing this include
    -Using gravel or stepping stones as ground cover (requires watering)
    -Covered with mulch and natural plants such as ivy, bougainvillea, lantana
    -Adding brick pavers for a more formal look. There are also both slabs of concrete and concrete blocks to allow for customization when using bricks/blocks. Slabs are thin sections of concrete which can be cut off in size to meet your needs for paving (no pours required).

    23 August, 2021

    The grass is greener on the other side, but what if you don't want your front yard to be green? If you still want a lawn look, consider fescue which requires less water and fertilizing than traditional Kentucky bluegrass.
    If you truly couldn't care less about landscape aesthetics, one idea is to use synthetic turf or artificial plants as options for your front yard planting needs.
    However, before embarking on this type of project it's important to note that one issue with some of these types of landscaping projects are initial cost and maintenance costs in the face of anything outside the norm.

    23 August, 2021

    Lawns are a relatively new invention. Historically, they didn't exist because there were no lawnmowers.
    If you want to landscape front yard without grass, then consider adding mulch or decomposed granite for paths and planting trees instead of flowers and shrubberies where you could once water for weeks on end. All these choices are more sustainable than watering a useless lawn year-round...and just as lovely to look at!

    23 August, 2021

    Really, most people don't just want to get rid of grass all together - they might have kids or dogs and need some lawn for play. Also, sometimes there's a school or childcare location nearby that requires grass in the landscape because it's hard to find good caretakers for kids when yards are all pavement and concrete.
    Wonderful solutions exist. There are amazing drought tolerant plants out there with long-lasting color that can withstand our hot summers without much water (it has been said you could water your front yard once every month). And these plantings not only look great, but they also take up less space than traditional lawns/shrubs which means more open space and less property maintenance.

    23 August, 2021

    The good thing about front yards with no grass is that they're often more open and roomier than backyards because there's no groundcover or other plants to control. This is also why many people who want to start gardening find it easier for themselves by beginning with a front yard. After all, you don't have the challenge of lots of existing gardens you'll be pushing up around once you've begun your own!