Lawn gone! : low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard / Pam Penick
Book | Ten Speed Press | 2013 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
184 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 174) and index.
Contents
Pt. 1. Beyond the lawn -- Exploring the possibilities -- Grasses you'll never (or seldom) mow -- Ground-covering plants -- Small perennials & shrubs -- Places to walk, places to sit -- Ponds, pavilions, play spaces & other fun features -- Downsizing the lawn -- Pt. 2. Out with the grass, in with a garden -- Lawn, begone! pros, cons & the how-tos of grass removal -- Designing & installing your hardscape -- Bed preparation & planting -- Keeping it alive: ongoing maintenance tips -- Pt. 3. The politics, health, and safety of going lawnless -- Contending with HOAs & city codes -- Working with skeptical neighbors -- Unwelcome guests: ticks, deer, and rodents -- Fire resistant landscaping -- Regional plant recommendations.
Summary
Homeowners spend billions of hours--and dollars--watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. Free yourself with this colorful, accessible guide to the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, low-water, money-saving options.
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Low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard
ISBN
9781607743149 alkaline paper
1607743140 alkaline paper
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