Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone!

Low-maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for your Yard

Book - 2013
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" 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. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their traditional lawns are water-hogging, chemical-ridden, maintenance-intensive burdens. Lawn Gone!, from award-winning gardening blogger Pam Penick, is the first basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners, written in a friendly style with an approachable package. It covers all the available time-saving options- alternative grasses, ground cover plants, artificial turf, hardscaping, mulch, and more. In addition, it includes step-by-step lawn-removal methods, strategies for dealing with neighbors and homeowner associations, and how to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way."
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781607743149
Branch Call Number: ANF 712 PEN
Characteristics: 184 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 cm


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May 07, 2018

This book was good for some ideas and inspiration for lawn replacement. Generally, a quick flip with some helpful thoughts to consider.

Rebecca_Kohn Apr 23, 2018

If you are seeking ideas and advice for replacing thirsty lawns with alternatives like native plants, paths, and groundcovers this is the book for you. Author Penick lays out all aspects of de-lawning that should be considered, from working with neighbors and home owners associations to get buy-in about this type of change to offering advice on how to plan and implement a new design. This is a small but mighty text that includes excellent photographs and explanations as well as practical advice.

Feb 21, 2017

Want to give up your mower? Or maybe you want less lawn, but are not sure you're ready to go completely lawn-free? Start here! Ideas on no or small lawns that still allow you to have green plants and attractive landscaping. From concept to completed project, this book covers each step, including lawn removal, plant selection by region, dealing with skeptical neighbors, and special concerns like pests and drought. 'Lawn free' doesn't have to mean 'a yard of nothing but gravel and rocks' anymore!

Apr 17, 2016

A good place to start if looking for alternatives to replacing or reducing your lawn. There are plenty of pictures of plants, grasses, mosses, patios, etc. Lots of ideas and alternatives to get the ideas flowing.

May 27, 2013

This is a really great book if you are thinking of reducing or eliminating your lawn but you're not sure where to start. Lots of great information and photos about alternatives that will save water and maintenance.

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