As you can see in the photo, our front yard is concrete. We still call it a garden and I don't know why. We have plans to remove the concrete and make it a lawn so the heat of the midday sun will somehow be absorbed and not bounce to the house. But how can it be done in the easiest and cheapest way? My brother-in-law suggested to just put soil on the concrete and make a lawn out of it. Never mind if there is concrete since the grass will grow anyway. But we don't think it is a good idea. If the concrete is removed, it will take a bigger expense. And we don't know what to expect, what is under the concrete. But maybe we will be removing the concrete, that's the most logical thing to do.