Phillip Oliver uses paths and groundcovers for negative space instead of lawn in his Alabama garden
Gravel and stepping stones clean up a shaded side yard where the grass won't grow. Side yard idea- just smaller/narrower area with no plants/flowers use flagstone instead of stepping stones=perfect!
No Mow Grass Substitues
If you're tired of mowing, try covering grass with landscaping fabric, then mulch to prevent weeds and grass from coming through. Easy no maintenance yard.
Suburban homestead - Landscaping without Grass - Sunset
Pretty, no grass option …
Sheet mulching...How to remove a lawn Ready to save water and get rid of your grass? Here’s how to get it done right
Small Front Yard Landscaping Ideas No Grass Garden Design Garden Design