Why not forget mowing a lawn? Convert a small yard to mostly "patio": lots of pebble w/ a few paver "rugs", edge w/ lots of green & punctuate w/ moveable potted greenery -- Designer Dominique La fourcade, one of Provence's best-known Country Garden Design
GREEN///A house in Provence: "Mas de Baraquet". The orangery is where breakfast is served, overlooking the front terrace.
Mas de Baraquet, Paradou, near St- Rémy de Provence, 1 hour north west of Marseile in the South of France. Restored by Bruno LaFourcade as a summer house for the Atlanta, Georgia based interior designer Ginny Magher.