No time or energy to keep a lawn looking lovely? No problem…
If you don’t have the time, space or energy levels for keeping a lawn in check, you don’t have to give up on your dream garden. There are plenty of ways to create the perfect patio or delightful decking space to enjoy over the warmer months – and there’s no mower or strimmer in sight – hurrah!
1. Limestone paving
If you don’t want to commit to a fully paved patio, try this idea for size: Limestone paving slabs that create individual areas of garden space – for eating, reading, hammocking – the lot!
2. Contemporary furniture
Choose bright and bold outdoor furniture to make a real impact on your outdoor space. Strong block colour pieces will really lift a garden, and are a great choice if the patio underneath the pieces has seen better days.
3. Pot planters
If you’re planting blooms in your garden but don’t have grass, it’s a great excuse to go to town with fun planters – the most obscure the better! Think old wellie boots, bathroom loos and sinks, teapots – the lot.
4. Get decked out
Decking is a fantastic low maintenance choice for grassless gardens, and gives you a brilliant starting point to build on. Choose fun planters and furniture to build your dream space from the bottom up.
5. Statement walls
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Compliment brown and grey paving or decking with colour on your garden walls. The brighter and bolder the better. Really go to town and splash your personality about – it’s pretty much the one space in your home where anything goes.
6. Playful patios
A real positive to not having grass to mow every few weeks is that you can put whatever you like on top of your garden flooring. Think summer fun and frolics with giant garden games, like this ping pong table! Anyone for a game?
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By Sharon Goode