Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard

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Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard

Format:  Paperback,

176 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Feb 2013

ISBN-13: 9781607743149

ISBN-10: 1607743140

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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.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Feb 2013
ISBN-13: 9781607743149
ISBN-10: 1607743140
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.37 x 0.58 x 9.03

Chapter outline

Introduction
Beyond the Lawn
Exploring the Possibilities
Grasses You'll Never (or Seldom) Mow
Ground-Covering Plants
Small Perennials and Shrubs
Places to Walk, Places to Sit
Ponds, Pavilions, Play Spaces, and Other Fun Features
Downsizing the Lawn
Out with the Grass, In with a Garden
Lawn, Begone! The Pros, Cons, and How-Tos of Grass Removal
Designing and Installing Your Hardscape
Bed Preparation and Planting
Keeping It Alive: Ongoing Maintenance Tips
The Politics, Health, and Safety of Going Lawnless
Contending with HOAs and City Codes
Working with Skeptical Neighbors
Unwelcome Guests: Ticks, Deer, and Rodents
Fire-Resistant Landscaping
Regional Plant Recommendations
Northeast
Southeast
Coastal South
Midwest
Northern Plains
Southern Plains
Mountain West
Southwest
Pacific Northwest
Northern California
Southern California
Recommended Resources
Acknowledgments
Illustration and Photo Credits
Index

Book description

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.

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