No-Mow and Less-Mow
I sure enjoyed the super-engaged audience for my talk and slide show about reducing lawns at our Spring Fling this past weekend. How engaged? Some have contacted us with follow-up questions - what were those plant names and websites I mentioned? So here ya go. And if this doesn't answer your questions, leave another one in a comment to this blog story and the answer will come. It's exciting to see so many people thinking outside the box!
More info online
More lawn-reduction ideas are available at the website of the Lawn Reform Coalition. That's the national media campaign to help people reduce their lawn, switch to less resource-intensive types of lawn, and practice eco-friendly lawn care for the lawn they have.
Plus, the Coalition has two Flickr groups:
- This one is for design ideas that use little or no lawn. There are about 350 photos in that group.
- And this one is for short groundcovers that can be used en masse to cover large areas, instead of turfgrass. It's new; more photos coming soon!
The popular national team blog I contribute to weekly is GardenRant.com.