Beautiful No-Mow Yards 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives (Paperback)
|Author: Evelyn J. Hadden|
|In this ultimate guide to rethinking one''s yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. From a lively prairie to a runoff-reducing rain garden, award-winning author Hadden shows readers how to convert their yards.|
From the Publisher:
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!
The author's latest book is a fascinating exploration of the possibilities for transforming both large and small stretches of lawn into distinctive "no-mow" areas to meet the changing needs of urban and suburban homeowners: those seeking more ecologically-friendly and organic ways to develop their outdoor space, those craving unique aesthetic alternatives for their yards, and those who are simply seeking to reduce the time and energy they spend on the upkeep of their property. Hadden uncovers a vast range of choices that await motivated gardeners, whether they are seeking the simplicity and serenity of Japanese tea gardens or the wildness of meadows or the majesty of woodland settings. Hadden discusses everything from design principles to the impact of plantings on heating, cooling, and watering costs. The author combines detailed practical advice with her obvious pleasure in bringing people and nature closer together.