There is something beautiful and mystical about a naturally growing green space to admire and enjoy. Imagine such a place in your own front, side or backyard! Naturalized landscaping incorporates native plants, seeds, and groundcover to create a beautiful, natural oasis on your property. It’s one of my favorite approaches to landscaping and gardening, and today I’ll tell you why.Read More
You step outside your front door every day.
To grab mail, to go for a bike ride, to walk the dog, meet up with friends, etc.
What do you see? Lampposts, sidewalks, two-way road. Maybe some garbage cans, a bit of leaves (detritus) and wet McDonald’s wrappers blockading the storm drain. Turf grass in immaculate shades of green in your neighbor’s yard, and his neighbor’s yard, and your yard. Non-fruiting deciduous trees casting dappled sunlight on grey, gum-stained concrete.Read More
Just moved into a new home and looking for ways to revamp the backyard space? Or maybe you’ve been living in your home for years and just need some new ideas for now to transform your outdoor area? Whether you have a large budget or a tiny one, there are plenty of things you can do to make your backyard more beautiful. Keep scrolling to discover my list of 59 backyard lawn ideas for a landscape you’ll absolutely love!Read More
Lawns can be a lot of work, and keeping your grass looking healthy and lush is quite a task. However, there are many great alternatives to a grass lawn that can provide a beautiful and eco-friendly yard. In today’s article, I’ll share nine of my favorite lawn replacement ideas that you can use as inspiration if you’re thinking of removing some or all of your traditional grass lawn.Read More
Are you considering having a clover lawn instead of the traditional grass variety? If so, you’re in the right place. Today, I’ll reveal everything you need to know about growing clover for a beautiful lawn. Keep reading to discover my full guide to growing a clover lawn.Read More
If you’re like many other people in the United States, you might not realize that clover wasn’t always considered a weed and a nuisance. In fact, many years ago, it was almost always included in grass seed mixes. Clover actually has lots of benefits, and today I’ll take a look at those (as well as its downsides) in this article all about the pros and cons of clover lawns.Read More
If you’re looking for a lawn alternative to traditional grass, you may want to consider a Dutch white clover lawn. Whether you prefer the look of a grass lawn and want to keep your lawn looking neat and simple or want to take landscaping to another level, Dutch clover can be a nice addition to your lawn or garden.Read More
It’s a contentious debate. Is the presence of micro clover in your lawn a gardening delight or a gardening fail? While some hardcore lawn aficionados might say clover is a weed, others have embraced its presence or even transitioned from a traditional grass lawn to a micro clover lawn.Read More
Having a grass lawn is not as eco-friendly as you might think. Yes, it’s still green space, but it doesn’t actually support wildlife and the required maintenance can take a toll. There are several alternatives to grass lawns that are more eco-friendly and usually lower maintenance. Replacing grass lawn space with one of these popular lawn alternatives is a great way to be kinder to the environment and enjoy your property in a different way.Read More
Having a lush and uniformly green lawn is the ultimate goal for many folks. After all, having a gorgeous lawn has often been associated with being a status symbol, particularly in North America. A perfectly manicured lawn was historically something that only people with time and resources could achieve. While it is much more attainable now with modern products, some people are still more interested in keeping their property low maintenance. Others are aiming for a more environmentally friendly alternative. Wildflower lawns are the perfect solution for if either describes you.Read More