Our garden concepts are filled with inspiration if you want to add a soothing patch of turf to your plot. The humble garden is a well-loved addition to any backyard, for good purpose. Many greens are easy to grow from seed, and a $2 seed packet is a lot cheaper than a full-sized plant or shopping for greens from the store. Try tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, beans, lettuce and beets from seed. Her perennials and native vegetation require much less maintenance and water than turf grass does.