Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

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Timber Press, May 17, 2012 - Gardening - 252 pages
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With Beautiful No-Mow Yards, you can transform your lawn into a livable garden and bring nature's beauty into your life!

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.


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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,; Apprentice to a Garden) has designed ... Read full review


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National speaker and award-winning author Evelyn Hadden encourages property owners to convert unused, unloved lawns to more rewarding landscapes. She is a founder of, a partner at the lauded and provocative blog Garden Rant, and a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition.

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