Cut the grass
No need for a lawnmower. This kind of grass cutting is way less time consuming. And, you only have to do it once.
Plant the flowers
‘Plant’ some artificial flowers in the cuts you made in the rug. And who cares if you don’t know your annuals from your perennials. These flowers are always in bloom.
‘water’ the garden
Or not. (The watering can just adds to the gardeny feel.) Then just stand back and admire. Day after day. Without lifting a finger again. You can always change the flowers with the season if you want to. But then again, why bother? They look great all the time.
But what if you don’t use flowers at all?
We played around a bit and pushed the floral theme beyond fake flowers.