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By Evelyn J. Hadden

With Beautiful No-Mow Yards, you could remodel your garden right into a livable backyard and convey nature's attractiveness into your life!

What has your ideal eco-friendly garden performed for you latterly? Is it worth the time, attempt, and assets you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, thought, and state of the art recommendation from award-winning writer Evelyn Hadden, you could unencumber your self at last!

In this final advisor to rethinking your backyard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, green possible choices to that hard (and dare we are saying boring?) eco-friendly turf. alternate your garden for a full of life prairie or change it with a runoff-reducing rain backyard. switch it for an interactive experience backyard or convert it to a low-maintenance dwelling carpet.

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Praealtum), blue finger (Senecio mandraliscae), and velvet rose (Aeonium ‘Mint Saucer’) offers a bold and beautiful view from the sidewalk. You may have a small or medium-sized garden with a pleasing structure and year-round appeal, and you just need a groundcover for that square that you’ve hedged, or to fill that skinny fragment of land between the garage and the sidewalk. You don’t care if it looks like a lawn as long as it is dense enough to deter weeds and stays green for as much of the year as possible.

Autumn brings yet another revolution of color and pattern in the prairie boulevard, with seedheads of junegrass (Koeleria macrantha) and winsome blooms of heart-leaf aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium). A dropseed meadow was installed at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2009, replacing a Kentucky bluegrass lawn and covering an area of roughly 70 by 40 feet. Packed gravel paths are wide enough that the grasses can arch gracefully out onto them. An intimate seating area beckons from one corner, backed by a protective hedge of shrubs and taller grasses that hold in the delicious dropseed scent.

Erythrosora), and a few Japanese painted ferns (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)—arrived as spores on those stones. In addition to the reflective surface of the ponds, the stream has three separate waterfalls, each oriented in a different direction. These waterfalls catch light that enters the garden from different angles. A woodland garden with artistic flair has transformed the slope between two houses. Zigzagging waterfalls and textured panels behind a red bench catch and display shafts of sunlight.

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