Grass in the Landscaping of your Yard
When I first think of landscaping with grass I think really simple. I think about huge lawns (as huge as my yard would allow) that consist entirely of neatly manicured grass. Perhaps I envision a border of simple flowers. But as I've done my research into lawns, I've learned that there are a lot of interesting options for using grass in yard design. You can create patterns, use trees to change the perspective of the lawn and add grass to areas like pools where it may not be as common. I love all of these ideas so much that I'm not sure that I'd know where to start if I did get the chance to grow a lawn!
If you are going to go to the trouble to make sure that you have a nice lawn then I think you should also make sure that it's set up for you to enjoy it. I love the two seats here sitting on a deck where you could easily lounge and watch the kids playing in the grass.
I absolutely love the idea of grass around a pool. Where I grew up in Arizona there were a lot of pools. I never saw a single one that was surrounded with a grassy landscape. It makes the pool space feel so much more natural!
A patch of grass is nicely complimented by the addition of trees and other plants. In my opinion, you don't need to go overboard with this. Instead, simple and small trees like we see here help to bring your eyes up from the nature on the ground to the nature towards the sky.
The truth is that you don't need a massive expanse of grass to add this simple beauty to your yard. Even a tiny patch of grass like we see on the right side of this home provides a great little place to lay down with a book in the sun or set up a small hammock.
Talk about some wild grass! I'd love to live in a place where this type of grass grew naturally!!!
I usually think of lawns as being neatly manicured. However there is definitely something appealing about a yard filled with wild grasses. It would certainly be more eco-friendly if you just let the natural grass of an area grow rather than planting grass that isn't indigenous to your area.
Here's another intriguing method of breaking up your grass with a cool pattern. Here we have blocks of tile as well as blocks filled with colored stones and then patterns of grass in between these blocks. I think there must be so many neat variations on this considering all of the different colored tiles and stones that are available to you for landscaping. How fun!
Here's another (perhaps more interesting) way to break up the lawn. Or rather, to use a lawn to break up the rest of the yard! These little blocks of grass create a neat checkerboard pattern that makes the yard interesting but still naturally beautiful.
As much as I love those big stretches of grass, I also love the idea of breaking up the big expanse of lawn to create a pattern. Here we have a simple grid pattern broken up by brick. Another option (which I'd prefer) is to put a couple of rows of flower beds into the spread of grass.
This type of massive lawn is the type of lawn that I think of when I'm trying to picture what it would be like to live in a place where grass grows naturally. Of course, I doubt that I'd be too keen about mowing this every day but that beautiful expanse of grass looks like simple luxury to me.