If you think a garden is defined by having a patch of perfectly manicured grass, think again! In increasingly busy times it's difficult to commit to maintaining a space that needs a lot of attention and not everyone can afford to hire a professional gardener to take the job on for them.
That's why lawn-less gardens are starting to spring up everywhere, replacing outdated outdoor spaces with modern aesthetics that look amazing all year round and with little to no ongoing care.
If you want to kick back and relax this summer, instead of gardening and watering your lawn, take a look at these fantastic grass-less designs and see which you could picture replacing your current scheme!
Add such diversity and colour to a grass-less garden.
Make a stunning outdoor terrace.
Still feel organic and natural but only need the occasional re-stain.
Is all you really need for an enjoyable garden!
When you can have a sandpit and paddling pool instead!
A single tree is enough to lift this example.
Create a beautifully rustic and easy to maintain garden.
Totally overshadow a lack of lawn!
To create a smooth, natural spot.
What could be simpler or more effective in terms of an easy to maintain garden?
Gives you such creative freedom in terms of the garden you can craft.
Have made grass a thing of the past here.
When you can have amazing palms and sleek decking!
These dotted plants look great.
With a garden room in place, you wouldn't want to trample grass all the time, would you?
Use clever lighting, funky accessories and delicious decking and you won't ever miss having a lawn.
With large plants to keep your space easy to maintain but still natural.
Is the perfect alternative to grass in an urban setting.
For a little extra garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 helpful ideas to make your gardening work easier.