One thing we didn’t like about our new house was the lack of landscaping in the backyard. That seems to be a common thing in Louisiana. Several houses have a front and back yard full of grass right up to their foundation. Now, I understand some people don’t have a green thumb and hate the thought of having to keep up with plants… but if you buy the right plants for your geographical area then it really isn’t bad at all. It’s pretty AND results with less grass to mow – that a win/win if you ask me.