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Apr 5, 2012 7:36 PM CST
|Lawn care is BEST when you don't have a lawn & just purdy shrubs & flowers!! |
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Apr 5, 2012 7:38 PM CST
|Ha, ha, tell that to my husband|
Apr 5, 2012 8:25 PM CST
|I am on team: Get rid of lawns.|
I always feel stupid pushing a lawn mower, and I like soft natural edges to flower beds.
There is still some ?lawn here, but it is slowly being replaced by other plants.
In a few years my lawn mower will only be used for chopping up refuse to place in the composter.
Apr 5, 2012 8:43 PM CST
|I gotsta have my green carpet to dig my toes into|
Apr 5, 2012 8:53 PM CST
|As much as I prefer flowers, I would never be able to maintain all of a lawn turned garden bed. |
That is a great idea! I guess you dug down a bit so the bricks lay flat.
Apr 5, 2012 9:49 PM CST
|The "bricks" I used are a heavy duty (but hollow) plastic made with a few spikes that you push into the ground. However, I have seen concrete blocks shaped basically the same and maybe an inch or so thick...which I am planning to change to. The plastic ones do not lay as flat as I would like them to.|
Apr 6, 2012 4:58 AM CST
|I'm on the 'no lawn' team but your suggestion is a good one, if you must have grass.|
Apr 9, 2012 6:13 AM CST
|I'm also on team no (or little) lawn. But I also like edged gardens. A couple of years ago I went to a landscaper and scored a lot of left-over paving stones very inexpensively - no cost to the landscaper as the client had bought them; so they were essentially selling them twice. I've used them to edge most gardens. Problem is, they now no longer sell those left-over stones, but use them for small projects themselves. But it's worth checking with local landscapers. You might get lucky.|
I already had the professional work done around the oak tree; so tearing it our to make EVERYTHING garden wasn't really an option. Since I installed the stones in 2007, I've not had to edge my gardens at all and having a thin strip of grass defines where to walk.
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Apr 9, 2012 7:11 AM CST