When you dream about your perfect backyard, you probably imagine lush lawn, a vegetable garden, and flowers galore, but sometimes grass isn’t actually greener. And these swoon-worthy, grass-free landscapes are here to prove it. Gone are the days when large, grass-filled backyards were a must on the real estate checklist. Whether it’s the size of your outdoor space, geographic location (hello, five-year California drought), eco-consciousness, or budget, there are a variety of reasons and ways to turn your grassless space into the best exterior on the block. Take some inspiration from these must-see landscapes.