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Food not lawns!

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I live in a small house with a medium lot now. When I moved here there was one tree. One! Now I have two redbuds in the front and back, a dogwood on the side, four spirea near the house and an oakleaf hydrangea. Along with other assorted butterfly plants. I hope to be rid of the lawn completely in a couple years. Or five : )

freeofgod Level 8 Aug 12, 2018
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The wisdom of kids.

Leafhead Level 8 Aug 11, 2018
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I grow nothing but ornamentals. Food for the soul! I inherited the lawn from the previous homeowner. I never water it, but we get plenty of rain here. It does, however, grow so fast as to beg to be mowed even more than weekly. That is, the suburban neighborhood standard expectation is to keep it mowed. So there is pressure to be a considerate neighbor and mow the damned thing.

I hate lawns. I am replacing mine as quick as I can with flower and herb beds. The remaining remnants I eventually hope to replace with low maintenance groundcovers, maybe clover for the honeybees.

Agreed whole hog! Lawns are good for exactly dick, except raising and perpetuating Japanese Beetles, my all time nemesis.
I wouldn't have a lawn if I didn't belong to a condo assn.
Still, every year, that lawn gets smaller and smaller, while my prairie gets bigger and bigger.
Frog in a skillet.

@Leafhead Oh no! Lawn is nowhere near as good as "dick!" smile009.gif

Keep shrinking that lawn! Stupid condo associations!

@MikeInBatonRouge
Actually, as far as condo assns go, this one ain't half bad. They give me carte blanch on groundskeeping, save a ton on maintainance, and even pay me a small stipend for my work.
It's win-win
And of course, I use NO pe sticides!

@Leafhead I stand corrected. Just "stupid association lawn rule." Maybe that rule is based on a non-gardener assumption that generally whatever takes the place of a lawn is an eye sore.

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I totally support this idea. We've an irrigation system for the lawn and garden beds. I'm always amazed and ashamed in the summer.... my morning hike through the suburb.. literally thousands of gallons of drinking water pumped on our lawns, and the runoff going down the storm drains. MURICA!!!!

bigpawbullets Level 8 Aug 11, 2018
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Because someone in the past thought I needed unnecessary work to do!

AstralSmoke Level 8 Aug 11, 2018
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Grass is a waste of time and water. Vegetable gardens are the only way to go.

Sheannutt Level 9 Aug 11, 2018
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IKR!! I have been expanding flower beds and veggie gardens. Grass is stupid.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Aug 11, 2018

And unnatural!

@AstralSmoke (except landscape grasses)

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