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


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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 in 2001 and is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition.

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