The lawn is certainly a chore for my husband. Let's face it, there are many enslaved to their lawns because everyone seems to have been sold a bill of goods that all homes should have turf from the curb to the front door. The sheer time my husband spends cutting it is time that could be better spent on my "honey-do" lists so that adds insult to injury.
I have done a little bit of research on lawns. Based on my findings, I want mine gone. For those who want to learn a little more, here are two publications that I've purchased that may be of interest-
Redesigning the [url=https://www.amazon.com/Redesigning-American-Lawn-Environmental-Harmony/dp/0300086946/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207228597&sr=1-29]American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony, Second Edition[/url]
[url=https://www.amazon.com/American-Green-Obsessive-Quest-Perfect/dp/0393329305/ref=pd_sim_b_title_2]American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn[/url]
[url=https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Landscaping-Designing-Native-Communities/dp/0299173240/ref=pd_sim_b_img_4]Natural Landscaping: Designing with Native Plant Communities[/url]
I think we've been sold a bill of goods on lawns and this about sums it up, "Steinberg exposes that most of our green lawns and lawn care habits are formed by marketing of companies likes Scotts and LawnChem".
The reviews of [url=https://www.amazon.com/review/product/0300086946/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?%5Fencoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1]Redesigning the American Lawn[/url] say it much better than I could.
Here's one I keep meaning to purchase but never quite got around to doing so:
[url=https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Lawn-Handbook-Alternatives-Traditional/dp/0025294458/ref=pd_sim_b_img_3]The Wild Lawn Handbook[/url]
Would be interested to know if anyone has this publication and what they thought of it.
There was a time when I would have considered concrete or a cow for this lawn but I've been plugging away bit by bit doing my best to eliminate it. Takes time, doesn't happen over night what with so many demands on our lives. Last year I did make considerable progress toward elimination. I began adding landscape beds around the home. I'll have to figure out how to take photos and post some pics this summer. Granted, I'm no landscape designer but I do know what I want and it is beginning to take form over here. Next goal is to get a raised bed vegetable garden started though. I am trying, little bits at a time and before I know it the lawn will cease to exist.