Thinking about redesigning your back garden, but don't want to deal with a lawn? If so, you've come to the right place!
Here we have a few no-grass garden ideas that are sure to make a statement and impress your guests. From decks and patios to pools and flowerbeds, there are many ways to add some much-needed life and va-va-voom to your outdoor space without so much as a single blade of grass!
So, let's take a look at what options are available to you...
Go potty for patio
A patio is one of the most popular garden features in the world. No matter the size or shape of the garden, more often than not you are likely to find some sort of patio area where you can chill out and relax.
If your garden has no grass and you're seeking a different flooring option, then outdoor tiles are a great alternative. Available in countless different styles, designs and colours, you are guaranteed to find something that tickles your fancy and matches the look that you are trying to achieve.
If you want to keep things low maintenance, porcelain pavers are definitely the way to go! Created using state-of-the-art materials and machinery, porcelain tiles not only look as good as natural stone paving products, they also allow you to spend as much time enjoying your garden as possible due to their minimal upkeep requirements - perfect!
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Deck out your space
Another staple feature amongst many gardens throughout the world is decking. You can't go wrong with good old-fashioned decking, can you?
Well, maybe you can. Similar to porcelain paving, if you're looking for a quality, low-maintenance deck option for your garden then there is no better choice than composite decking. This type of decking is produced using a combination of natural hardwood and polymer resin, which are synthetic materials. In short, composite decking combines the beauty and look of natural wood decking with the brilliant low-maintenance properties of plastic decking. Some may say a match made in heaven? Well, if it's a no-grass garden idea that you're looking for then a decked-out garden should be right up there at the top of your list!
Gravel is a great alternative to grass as it is very easy to use and suitable for both traditional and contemporary garden designs. However, we understand that replacing a lawn area in your garden with a sea of gravel may sound a little boring and somewhat impractical for households that include young children.
But hear us out: when combined with other outdoor features such as a flowerbed, gravel can really start to come into its own. The noise it makes underfoot can even act as a good security measure when there are unwanted intruders nosing around your property. A handy tip to take forward is to aim for a healthy ratio of two-thirds plants to one-third gravel.
Perfect for gardens that have dark corners covered by trees, bark can feel right at home! We recommend choosing natural stripped pine bark or something similar; in areas not used for seating, add some plants to bring some much-needed colour and texture. To keep maintenance to a minimum, try going for Siberian bugloss, lungwort or dusky cranesbill. Once these plants are established you won't have to pay them much (if any) attention at all.
Fake it until you make it
If having no grass in your garden is simply down to the fact that you haven't got the time or energy to maintain it, then why not opt for the next best thing - fake grass! Artificial grass has become quite the popular choice amongst homeowners, particularly over the last few years. It offers all of the green beauty you'd expect from natural grass, but with zero maintenance requirements. You do, however, need to ensure that the artificial grass you choose is of a good quality that won't need to be replaced a couple of years after you lay iy.
And there you have it! Five brilliant no-grass garden ideas that will make your garden stand out from the rest, whilst saving you a heap of upkeep hours. If you'd like to learn more about how PrimaPorcelain can help create a no-grass garden for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.