The Redditor definitely came to the right place with the story. The r/NoLawns subreddit is an active community where users share every possible alternative to turf grass. Some members share tips and tricks, while others simply show off their beautiful results.
“My dad hates lawns,” the user said, sharing six gorgeous photos of their father’s flower beds.
The pictures told the story of a dedicated gardener. The yard held graceful brick paths and garden lights in between overflowing beds of thriving flowers. Every inch was packed with red, purple, white, and blue blossoms of varying heights.
“I have no idea what any of the flowers are, but I could ask my dad,” the original poster offered.
However, that wasn’t necessary, thanks to the avid gardeners in the subreddit. A commenter identified phlox, allium, poppies, sage, salvia, and more.
“All low-water,” they added. “Well done.”
Saving water is one of the biggest benefits of taking out a traditional lawn. Where grass needs constant watering, fertilizer, and weed management to keep it smooth and green, many other plants can blossom with much less care, saving homeowners time and money while protecting the environment from water waste and chemical runoff.
A variety of flowers is also good for local wildlife, including pollinators, which use the plants for food and shelter.
Other users loved the photos.
“I love those meandering brick paths!” said a third commenter. “Really natural look that invites you to pause at each bend.”
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