What is the value in a maintaining a little grass patch in a small garden?
We're moving from a a rural area with a big garden to an town where every house we can afford has a small garden. The reason we're moving is mainly due to due to the need to align commuting with schooling
I'm beginning to get used to the prices in the town (the rural location is cheap as it's a long commute, we're paying 2-3 times in the town for a house the same size with a much smaller garden)
What I'm wondering about though is the garden. We've seen a few houses with a fully paved garden and at first it feels odd as a garden should have grass. But then we've seen other gardens with a little patch of grass, and I'm just wondering; what is the point in grass in a small garden? I'd rather not have to mow a little patch of grass every week; but then I'm wondering if I really can live with a paved garden?
For context on our current garden; it's mainly fruit trees, fruit bushes, a couple of sheds and. We use the grass for walking on, lying on and children roll on it. I used to have ducks but they ruined the grass so no longer have them; we wouldn't be allowed ducks in the town anyway.