Our little backyard is stamped concrete. This was something done before we bought the house and we can't bring ourselves to jackhammer up all that concrete to put down a little patch of sod. Besides, S was ecstatic the day he sold the lawnmower and our water bill is unbelievably low. To make the yard a little more inviting however he built an arbor over which we're growing a grapevine and we have several pots of flowers and half-whisky barrels for container-grown vegetables. So far I've had some successes and some abject failures as I figure out what grows the best in small spaces.
Last night we enjoyed fresh picked swiss chard; one of the most successful crops so far.