Friday, April 13, 2018

A Lawn Alternative

Photo by Salt Water New England


  1. Really beautiful image. I don't have a "lawn". There is lots of green stuff growing out there but no interest in spreading chemicals and whatever to create a golf course look. Too many other things to do.

  2. Beautiful! My labbies would love to have that for their front lawn!

  3. Lovely.
    But not from this abjectly cold and dismal year.

  4. Here in the arid West, Xeriscaping (note: it is NOT “zeroscaping”) is popular and increasingly required. It uses hardscapes, native and xeric non-native species, and allows for small turf areas of drought-resistant grasses and intelligently-designed sprinkler systems. It is not paving your property or covering it with gravel.

    Another approach is the managed natural landscape. As with Xeriscaping, it may be low maintenance but is not zero maintenance. Far too many invasive and exotic species (i.e., “weeds”) have been introduced into our ecosystems for that. Most counties, especially those with an agricultural economic component, have a weed control program and official who is happy to help you eliminate invasive species without poisoning the environment.