Photos: Ready to scratch the grass? Here are 28 inspiring lawn-free yards


Ready to ditch your lawn and save water?

We’ve gone through our archives and compiled some magical turf-removal transformations.

In most cases, the homeowners we talked to experienced a renewed connection to nature and their neighbors after they removed their lawn and replaced it with a drought-tolerant alternative.

Have a turf-removal transformation of your own to share? Submit photos of your drought-tolerant garden makeover to Bonus points if you include a “before” image as well.

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