While lawns are pleasantly green and easy to grow, they do require a lot of maintenance in order to look their best. This demand on a homeowner’s time is one of the key reasons that many decide to go lawnless.
A paved area, by contrast, requires very little attention, save perhaps from the occasional leaf-sweep or hose-down.
Going lawnless also dramatically reduces water usage – which might be of particular benefit to those living in the south of England where summertime water shortages can see hosepipe bans enforced. After all, few things can make a garden look worse than a parched lawn.
In addition, keeping a lawn looking good can require a lot of chemicals.
There are a wealth of lawnless garden design ideas currently trending, many of which focus on what to do with the space that a lawn would otherwise occupy.
In many cases, opting for an attractive paver arrangement goes a long way towards making the most of the space left by a lawn. For those who want a garden path, winding or otherwise, Global Stone’s Serenity Paving and Setts offer cool tones and a smooth texture – ideal for the more contemporary outdoor space.
For a more traditional look, Global Stone’s Old Rectory Collection brings a touch of rustic charm to any garden, offering a delightful weathered appearance.
Planted areas can also be created to fill up the space once occupied by a lawn. If a homeowner has chosen to say goodbye to a high maintenance grass-covered area, the chances are they will also prefer low maintenance plants. Consider shrubs and conifers, together with grasses of a complimentary colour.
From tree islands to hedges, from rockeries to wild areas, there are myriad ways to utilise space in a lawnless garden – and which are especially effective when selected with aesthetically pleasing paving layout.