Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone!

Low-maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for your Yard

Book - 2013 | First edition
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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.

Homeowners spend billions of hours—and dollars—watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. You don’t 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 you’re not ready to go all the way

Whether you’re 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.

Baker & Taylor
Homeowners spend billions of hours--and dollars--watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. Free yourself with this 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--P. [4] of cover.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes how to remove high-maintenance, resource-hogging lawns and replace them with alternative grasses, ground cover plants, and hardscaping that are more eco-conscious and easier to sustain.
A landscape designer and award-winning blogger describes how to say goodbye to high-maintenance, resource-hogging lawns and replace them with alternative grasses, ground cover plants and hardscaping that are more eco-conscious and easier to sustain. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781607743149
Branch Call Number: 712 PENICK
Characteristics: 184 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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Rebecca_Kohn Apr 23, 2018

If you are seeking ideas and advice for replacing thirsty lawns with alternatives like native plants, paths, and groundcovers this is the book for you. Author Penick lays out all aspects of de-lawning that should be considered, from working with neighbors and home owners associations to get buy-... Read More »


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littleyip
May 07, 2018

This book was good for some ideas and inspiration for lawn replacement. Generally, a quick flip with some helpful thoughts to consider.

Rebecca_Kohn Apr 23, 2018

If you are seeking ideas and advice for replacing thirsty lawns with alternatives like native plants, paths, and groundcovers this is the book for you. Author Penick lays out all aspects of de-lawning that should be considered, from working with neighbors and home owners associations to get buy-in about this type of change to offering advice on how to plan and implement a new design. This is a small but mighty text that includes excellent photographs and explanations as well as practical advice.

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amberwench
Feb 21, 2017

Want to give up your mower? Or maybe you want less lawn, but are not sure you're ready to go completely lawn-free? Start here! Ideas on no or small lawns that still allow you to have green plants and attractive landscaping. From concept to completed project, this book covers each step, including lawn removal, plant selection by region, dealing with skeptical neighbors, and special concerns like pests and drought. 'Lawn free' doesn't have to mean 'a yard of nothing but gravel and rocks' anymore!

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FVReader
Apr 17, 2016

A good place to start if looking for alternatives to replacing or reducing your lawn. There are plenty of pictures of plants, grasses, mosses, patios, etc. Lots of ideas and alternatives to get the ideas flowing.

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prolix
May 27, 2013

This is a really great book if you are thinking of reducing or eliminating your lawn but you're not sure where to start. Lots of great information and photos about alternatives that will save water and maintenance.

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