Landscape rock can't be changed. How can I cope?
Our yard has several evergreen and deciduous trees, plus many shrubs and perennials. They are all planted in landscape rock, which I intensely dislike because I feel it's so unwelcoming to look at and to walk on. It is, however, appropriate in our semi-arid area. We can't change the rock because some trees and plants are on berms which we couldn't get a lawnmower on if we planted grass. Mulch or bark is out of the question because this is a high-wind area. Can any of you give me ideas for softening the look of (or softening my feelings about) all this rock? We have it front, back, and sides. Thanks very much.