Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

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Timber Press, May 17, 2012 - Gardening - 252 pages
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What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last!

In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.

With Beautiful No-Mow Yards, you can transform your lawn into a livable garden and bring nature's beauty into your life!

 

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User Review  - BJasmine - LibraryThing

Excellent examples and ideas for those focused on other aspects of outdoor living, including transitional no-mow spaces between differently-purposed surfaces. Climactic, mini-ecological and water-use ratings, as well as colour groupings are listed as useful indices. Read full review

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

User Review  - Lisa A. Ennis - Book Verdict

Maintaining a traditional lawn is time consuming, expensive, and a poor environmental choice, but few can imagine other options. Hadden (founder, LessLawn.org; Apprentice to a Garden) has designed ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Preface
13
Introduction
17
design inspiration the many possibilities
27
how to get there
161
choice groundlayer plants
191
Recommended References
234
Useful Conversions
237
Photo Locations and Credits
238
Index
240
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National speaker and award-winning author of four gardening books, including Beautiful No-Mow Yards, Evelyn Hadden encourages property owners to convert unused, unloved lawns to more rewarding landscapes. She founded the informational website lesslawn.com in 2001 and is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition.

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