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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

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3 Benefits Of No Grass Landscaping

If you've never much liked the idea of a green, grassy yard, the no grass landscaping movement may be just what you've been hoping for. No grass landscaping is becoming a popular option among homes without a naturally grassy setting. With the design options for no grass yards increasing, there are now more options for homeowners than artificial grasses. Below are three benefits associated with no grass landscape design.  

Increased Incorporation of Natural Structures

If your yard is not naturally grassy, you may think your only chances of achieving a beautiful and coveted yard is by seeding it or laying grass. But with the incorporation of natural structures into your yard's design, you too can have a beautiful yard, without the hassle of grass.

Natural structures, such as stones, rocks, and hills can be easily highlighted and incorporated into your yard's overall design. By working with the already present structure of your yard, you can add beauty and simplicity to your backyard escape. Stones and rocks can be used to make walkways and stone walls, while hills can be used as a beautiful backdrop to build into or around.

Increased Curb Appeal

Did you think that no grass might lower your curb appeal? Think again. For some home buyers, the thought of keeping and caring for a lawn may inspire them to buy homes with less landscaping needs.

While green grass with a white picket fence may be the dream of some home buyers, a yard requiring little to no maintenance that still looks beautiful, even without grass, is the dream of others. A landscaped area with no grass can have just as much curb appeal, if not more, as a home with a sprawling, green yard. This kind of yard can be great for those who are looking to buy a home with little needs for maintenance, such as professionals or others who might not have the time needed for upkeep.

Less Maintenance, More Enjoyment

Little to no maintenance can be a great selling point, as mentioned above, but you too can enjoy the benefits, even if selling isn't in your future.

When you work with what is naturally present in your home's yard, less upkeep is required, meaning you'll have more time to enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding you. With little to no grass present, water consumption is significantly lessened and there is less need for the use of pesticides for weeds or pests, such as snakes and moles. This is great for the environment and your wallet.

For more information on your yards no grass landscaping options, consult with a landscape designer. An experienced landscape designer can help you to get the yard you love while still getting the benefits mentioned above.