How can I make my yard look like a Japanese garden?

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Would like to get rid of most of the grass. Thanks!

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 03, 2019

    Large stepping stones with gravel as a fill in.

    Mounding plants low to the ground.

    Outdoor decor items that have a Japanese feel like toros, bird bath, granite basin, and a meditation bench.

    Water feature.

    Zen garden area.

    Japanese maple, hostas, begonias, bamboo, flowering cherry tree, holly are a few plants.


  • J J on May 03, 2019

    Be careful with bamboo. It can take over the area quickly.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 04, 2019

    River rocks lots of them a fountain get a pagoda

  • Evelyn McMullen Evelyn McMullen on May 07, 2019

    mondo grass (smaller & more delicate than lawn grass) Does not need to be mowed (picture 1). Papyrus clumps for drama, (pictures 2 & 3), An Oriental statue or two, they're inexpensive & add a lot. nandina (delicate like bamboo) will not take over the yard to left & in pots in front of my teahouse. Teahouse was a major purchase (kit shipped from Calif, son put it together for me). Ceramic stools I got from Pier One mostly. less than $100 each