If not Grass what else?
Though I am not using any grass in the backyard, I'd like a "restful" look that grass tends to give on the interior and keep the flowers on the perimeter. We've considered a tiny bit of grass but the hassle of dragging down a flight of stairs to reach a tiny bit of grass just didn't pass the lower maintenance plan we have envisioned.
That said, I need something as NEAT and TIDY as possible but it doesn't have to endure walking upon. It needs to look nice the entire summer and once established it would be nice to have it look nice mid spring to mid fall. I've considered just putting bark in the area but if at all possible I'd like to have it green/colorful.
I've seen some pics of some things, but I don't know how some of these things may hold up in Colorado.