DON’T: Plant hedges or other plants too close to walkways. Doing so infringes on the comfortable space required when swinging arms, carrying packages, or other regular activities when walking up a path. Two feet of space is a good rule of thumb.
When the Grass is Not Greener: 10 Plant Alternatives to Spruce Up Your Lawn
A well-groomed grass lawn has been the paradigm of a front or backyard for years. Aside from the fact that it becomes boring to see the same carbon copy of a lawn lining your entire block, there is another critical reason to consider breaking the mold. In areas experiencing severe droughts, such as Southern California, reducing water consumption is a serious matter.