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Lawn gone! : low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard

Author: Pam Penick
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Penick
ISBN: 9781607743149 1607743140
OCLC Number: 794359097
Description: [iii], 184 p. : col. ill.. map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Beyond the lawn --
Exploring the possibilities --
Grasses you'll never (or seldom) mow --
Ground-covering plants --
Small perennials & shrubs --
Places to walk, places to sit --
Ponds, pavilions, play spaces & other fun features --
Downsizing the lawn --
Pt. 2. Out with the grass, in with a garden --
Lawn, begone! pros, cons & the how-tos of grass removal --
Designing & installing your hardscape --
Bed preparation & planting --
Keeping it alive: ongoing maintenance tips --
Pt. 3. The politics, health, and safety of going lawnless --
Contending with HOAs & city codes --
Working with skeptical neighbors --
Unwelcome guests: ticks, deer, and rodents --
Fire resistant landscaping --
Regional plant recommendations.
Other Titles: Low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard
Responsibility: by Pam Penick.

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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.

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