How to Landscape a Yard Without Grass

How to Landscape a Yard Without Grass?

Landscaping is a great way to bring life into your home and boost your curb appeal — which consequently increases your home’s market value. Well-maintained grass is the foundation of a good landscape, creating a lush green look that livens up a dull yard.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t landscape if your yard is short on grass. The first step to landscaping a yard without grass is pinpointing why you can’t grow grass in the first place. The most common causes include: 

For each of these common issues with yards that can’t grow grass, we list some tips on how you can go about your landscaping efforts. 

Tips to Landscape a Shaded Yard

Shaded yards can’t grow regular grass because of the lack of sunshine to support its growth. If your yard is located in an area that doesn’t get too much sun, you have the option to choose plants that don’t require regular sunlight. There are a variety of shade-loving plants you can plant in your yard, such as: 

When landscaping a shaded yard, add some shade-loving greeneries for your groundcover, paths, sitting areas, etc. It’s also good to add a mix of low-lying plants, taller plants, native plants, as well as those with attractive foliage. 

Tips to Landscape a Yard With Poor Soil

There are different classifications of soil, and your soil type dictates what kind of plants you can grow in your yard. The reason you can’t grow anything in your yard is probably that you’re growing the wrong plants for your soil type or your soil is low on nutrients. Try growing perennials that aren’t sensitive to soil type and health. There are a lot of plants that can grow even on poor soil, such as: 

Tips to Landscape a Drought-Tolerant Yard

If you live in an area that is extremely dry and doesn’t get enough rain, your priority is to conserve as much water as you can. There are ways you can save water while maintaining your landscape. One is through xeriscaping techniques. 

Xeriscaping for Drought-Tolerant Yards

Xeriscaping is the act of prioritizing water efficiency in landscaping. It is a technique that’s suitable for drought-prone areas, helping achieve a flourishing landscape with the littlest use of water possible. 

You can conduct xeriscaping techniques to effectively conserve water and help your landscape thrive in drought-prone areas. Here are some ways you can get started. 

American Landscapes Can Help Bring Life Into Your Yard Without Grass

American Landscapes has a landscape design and installation service where we create a vivid landscape that will add value to your home and boost your curb appeal. Whether we’re working with yards with or without grass, our top architects and designers can deliver the most beautiful landscapes that will transform your home. Get started with us today by getting a quote