I don't hate it. We have a postage stamp back yard where the grass is mostly dead because it's in the shade. I'd love to extend our bricked patio and just put some raised flower beds in.
True, but paving over the whole back yard would be pretty nuts, and terrible for nature.
I'm all about replacing grass with clover etc. Gonna have to lay down some seeds this fall before we get snow
People around us put in turf, which is even worse. Hate concrete, too, though.
Yeah I don’t get fake grass, I also don’t get landscape fabric. Why do people like covering their yard with plastic? I also don’t get concrete slab patios, I guess they are cool if you’re wanting to roller skate on your patio. Pavers look better and you can actually fix them yourself if the soil settles, unlike concrete which will crack if that happens and be thousands of dollars to rip out and replace.
Many urban and suburban areas in the UK have hat front gardens replaced by paving or tarmac to provide parking spaces. And many areas now suffer flash flooding whenever there is heavy rain
Another reason to rewild everything. Learn from mistakes, I say.
Depends on the size. Right in front of the house like that, eh, fine. I've never seen a full large paved yard but that would be excessive.
Floridians will pave the whole front yard.
Pavers, cement and artificial turf are the worst. Besides being non permeable/plastic, they do not support ecosystem of the soil. Soil is only healthy when things grow and live in it. Soil covered in plastic or cement is a wasteland.
Also mowed lots are wastelands, there was a big patch of wildflowers mowed to the ground, there was nothing left. I hate my town.
I live in a drought stricken area. Anything that reduces water use is okay in my book.
I've seen quite a few tiny backyards that do that and think it makes sense. Don't even think the picture looks bad.
Yay who doesn't love the urban heat island effect
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