Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone!

Low-maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for your Yard

Book - 2013
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A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner.

Homeowners spend billions of hours--and dollars--watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. You don't have to be one of them. Free yourself with Lawn Gone! , a colorful, accessible guide to the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, low-water, money-saving options. It includes:
*  alternative grasses that seldom (or never) need mowing
*  drought-tolerant, eco-friendly landscapes
*  regional plant recommendations for all parts of the country
*  artificial turf that looks like the real thing
*  step-by-step lawn-removal methods
*  strategies for dealing with neighbors and HOAs
*  ways to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way

Whether you're a beginner or expert gardener, green thumb or black, Lawn Gone! provides realistic choices, achievable plans, and simple instructions for renovating your yard from start to finish.
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781607743149
Characteristics: 184 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.


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Feb 21, 2017

Want to give up your mower? Or maybe you want less lawn, but are not sure you're ready to go completely lawn-free? Start here! Ideas on no or small lawns that still allow you to have green plants and attractive landscaping. From concept to completed project, this book covers each step, including lawn removal, plant selection by region, dealing with skeptical neighbors, and special concerns like pests and drought. 'Lawn free' doesn't have to mean 'a yard of nothing but gravel and rocks' anymore!

Apr 17, 2016

A good place to start if looking for alternatives to replacing or reducing your lawn. There are plenty of pictures of plants, grasses, mosses, patios, etc. Lots of ideas and alternatives to get the ideas flowing.

May 27, 2013

This is a really great book if you are thinking of reducing or eliminating your lawn but you're not sure where to start. Lots of great information and photos about alternatives that will save water and maintenance.


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