Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

by Evelyn Hadden
     
 

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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

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Overview

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!

Editorial Reviews

Garden Rant
“Precise instructions on preparation, construction, and maintenance, along with dozens of plant recommendations for every site, make this an invaluable guide to the lawnless lifestyle.”
Booklist
“It has it all: A compelling rationale for ignoring the siren song of the “perfect” lawn, inspirational stories from gardeners and designers enthusiastically embracing this timely trend, and step-by-step instructions for creating easy-care, planet-friendly patches of paradise.”
greatgardenspeakers.com
“Deeply inspirational to anyone looking to make their yards more interesting, more beautiful, and more wildlife-friendly.”
Fine Gardening Online
"... the ultimate resource for anyone looking to transform a typical, turf-dominated yard into a more livable and lively landscape."
Garden Rant - Susan Harris
"Beautiful [and] superbly written. Beautiful No-Mow Yards is just what American gardeners need."
Fine Gardening Online - Billy Goodnick
“It has it all: A compelling rationale for ignoring the siren song of the “perfect” lawn, inspirational stories from gardeners and designers enthusiastically embracing this timely trend, and step-by-step instructions for creating easy-care, planet-friendly patches of paradise.”
Booklist - Carol Haggas
"Hadden demonstrates how creatively rewarding it can be to forgo the fescue."
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"Hadden demonstrates how creatively rewarding it can be to forgo the fescue."
Library Journal
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 this book to encourage us to rethink our yards. Her introduction explains the benefits of smaller lawns or even no lawn at all, while the heart of the book is meant to serve as inspiration by detailing 11 gardens from around the states. Hadden goes on, in Part 2, to examine the process of removing a lawn and designing, planting, and maintaining a new garden; in Part 3, she provides a small sampling of ground-layer plants. For those frightened to remove an entire lawn, she suggests developing a smaller "habitat hedge," creating a visual focal point and a welcoming place for butterflies and songbirds. VERDICT Novice and expert gardeners will find this well-written and engaging work, enhanced with color photos and other illustrations, useful for all sizes of projects. Because it will appeal to a range of gardening enthusiasts, it will fit nicely into public library gardening collections.—Lisa A. Ennis, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604693904
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
603,634
File size:
49 MB
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