The most frequently asked-about topic in all of gardening has got to be lawn care — ask any gardening expert. So here’s what I recommend for healthy, low-care, eco-friendly lawns, plus ways to reduce its size or get rid of it altogether. People are desperate for better alternatives to traditional lawn care.
Lawn Care Articles on this Website
- How to Plant a New Lawn (or consider sod).
- How to Overseed Your Lawn
- How to Patch Bare Spots in your Lawn
- Earth-friendly Lawn Care around the Year explains out how and when to seed, how and when to feed — everything you need to know for a lawn that’s safe and healthy for your family, pets, wildlife, and the local waterways.
- The Natural Lawn is a comprehensive article about sound lawn care practices contributed by the folks at Gardeners Supply Co.
- How to Keep Thirsty Lawns Happy by organic and sustainable gardening guru Ann Lovejoy.
- Grasscycling: Going Bagless is Good for you and the Environment by contributor Joe Lamp’l
- Is moss in your lawn proof that the soil is acidic? Don Engebretson says NO.
The Anti-Lawn Movement is Growing
Oh yeah, there’s lots about here in the Lawn Substitute section – the theory and practice, and TONS of examples of real-life lawn substitute gardens, with photos.
But lawns will always be with us, as I write in My Standard Disclaimer about Lawn Removal, which may shock some readers because it’s a defense of turfgrass — if it’s grown organically. While I’m happy to see people questioning the need for lawn, I fear that painting it as all bad will turn off potential converts to environmentally responsible lawn care.
Lawn Care info in Print
- Organic Lawn Care by Paul Tukey, founder of the important SafeLawns campaign.
- Down to Earth Natural Lawn Care by Raymond
- Food not Lawn by Flores is making quite a splash in the “green” world.
- American Green, the Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn by Steinberg is a great read.