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.
PAM PENICK is a landscape designer, garden writer, photographer, and award-winning blogger who has replaced many lawns in her lifetime, including her own. She is a contributor to Garden Design, Fine Gardening, and Martha Stewarts blog At Home in the Garden. Penick lives in Austin, Texas, and blogs at www.penick.net/digging.
Homeowners spend billions of hoursand dollarswatering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. You dont 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 youre not ready to go all the way
Whether youre 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.