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ISBN#9781607743149
BIB ID#1609811
Call# 712 P

Lawn gone!

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Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, 2013.
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Summary
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 -- 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 -- The politics, health, and safety of going lawnless -- Dealing with hoas & city codes -- Working with skeptical neighbors -- Unwelcome guests: ticks, deer, and rodents -- Fire resistant landscaping.

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Summary/Annotation ->  A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Homeowners spend billions of hours--and dollars--watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. You don't have to be one of them. Free yourself with Lawn Gone! , a 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. It includes: * alternative grasses that seldom (or never) need mowing * drought-tolerant, eco-friendly landscapes * regional plant recommendations for all parts of the country * artificial turf that looks like the real thing * step-by-step lawn-removal methods * strategies for dealing with neighbors and HOAs * ways to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way Whether you're a beginner or expert gardener, green thumb or black, Lawn Gone! provides realistic choices, achievable plans, and simple instructions for renovating your yard from start to finish.

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