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Water shortages in dry climates are forcing home gardeners and professional landscapers to reduce the area of the home garden design taken up by the lawn. The trouble is that nothing that can replace a lawn in the field in which a lawn works. Young children cannot play as safely on hard paving, you can't really play soccer on wooden decking, and it's hardly practical to lie down on a bed of ground cover plants, as one would on grass.
Yet a home garden design whose area is 90% grass, is as unviable as it is unsustainable in dry and semi arid regions such as the Mediterranean, much of the American west, Australia, South Africa, and the Middle East. The only way forward is to rethink the garden's design concept, by moving away from large open spaces, to smaller, more intimate ones. Here are some means by which the problem can be approached.
Adding Seating Areas
Adding a seating area of decorative paving stones or wood decking brings different parts of the home garden design together, and makes for a more interesting and usable space, than the patio, lawn, border formula of the common suburban plot. A seating or paved area is of course a space that consumes no water.
What about Artificial Grass?
Simply replacing the lawn with fake grass, however convincing the new products are in visual terms, is not likely to achieve satisfying results in the long term, mainly because plastic cannot replace either the smell or touch of grass. However, artificial turf could be a satisfactory medium in a highly stylized, contemporary, home garden design, which is minimalistic, austere, and angular in character.
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