(Seriously) easy garden style

Most people--and I am not saying everyone, but most, want a garden to be easy. If you are not one of these people, and like to work at it, consider yourself a part of the minority garden party. The majority party however, wants something beautiful to look, at but not a lot of work and yes, not a lot of money either...oh and preferably green and with color, please. Ok, so for both parties, here's an easy combination - a lawn that does not need work, chairs that are quite stunning, and a surface that is a classic and lasting complement to these elements, and yes all on a budget that is really reasonable and actually do-able. 

A lawn for shade: Carex Pennsylvanica is a a graceful, shade-loving perennial sedge that is a great alternative to lawn grass-- if you don't need to run on it. It doesn't even need that much water, and you only need to mow it 2x per year tops. View Product Website

A lawn for shade: Carex Pennsylvanica is a a graceful, shade-loving perennial sedge that is a great alternative to lawn grass-- if you don't need to run on it. It doesn't even need that much water, and you only need to mow it 2x per year tops. View Product Website

The Maya Wood Outdoor Chair by CB2 is a timeless design, made in Mexico from a tree called the Tabebuia rosea, which is a sustainable wood. It also is a folding chair, which makes for easy storage for that garden party that always gets one extra person. View Product Website

The Maya Wood Outdoor Chair by CB2 is a timeless design, made in Mexico from a tree called the Tabebuia rosea, which is a sustainable wood. It also is a folding chair, which makes for easy storage for that garden party that always gets one extra person. View Product Website

I love this chair. It's called the Black Egg Chair from CB2. Lightweight, and super comfortable...came across it in Costa Rica last Spring and could have sat in it all day. Oh wait, maybe i did. View Product Website

I love this chair. It's called the Black Egg Chair from CB2. Lightweight, and super comfortable...came across it in Costa Rica last Spring and could have sat in it all day. Oh wait, maybe i did. View Product Website

The Egg Chair chair in Costa Rica--comes in multiple colors...and remarkably comfortable. View Product Website

The Egg Chair chair in Costa Rica--comes in multiple colors...and remarkably comfortable. View Product Website

Slate is a beautiful natural surface as long as it is a non-slick finish and used in shade, since it tends to get quite hot in the sun. View Product Website

Slate is a beautiful natural surface as long as it is a non-slick finish and used in shade, since it tends to get quite hot in the sun.
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Decomposed Granite (DG) is finer than gravel, and a beautiful and natural way to surface any garden. When you are walking on it, you almost don't even perceive it is a material--it fuses with any garden environment seamlessly, and it's permeable, relatively inexpensive, and prevents weeds from poking through. Cost ranges from about $40-$50 per cubic yard.  View Product Website