So, I think I've broken him down. Between my rambling on about the labor, financial, and environmental savings, and the fact that it's looked pretty bad all summer, I think he is coming over to my side. Just last week, I brought up the great lawn debate again, and got a positive response! That is, if you consider a very defeated sounding, "I don't really care anymore," a positive response. Yippee! More room for plants!
The standard front yard is changing, and becoming more eco-friendly. And there are so many alternatives.
|A turf-free front yard is unique and sustainable. Credit|
|Freshly planted liriope as a lawn replacement. Credit|
|Put your sunny front yard to work growing vegetables.|
In Goodbye Lawn! Part 2, you'll see the "Before" pics, and I'll tell you what plants I've chosen for my grass-free front lawn.