Reducing the Size of a Lawn
Tips for shrinking a large lawn to a more manageable size.
Landscape designer Luis A. Seoane offers tips on shrinking a large lawn down to a more manageable size.
Add privacy by growing tall shrubs where the lawn once was, add color and interest around an entry way and reduce the amount of water and fertilizer used at the same time. Planting perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs can help reduce the time spent on yard work.
If the decision is to eliminate some of the lawn area, the next decision should be what will take the lawn's place. A patio? A fish pond? What about a vegetable garden? Consider how to use the garden before beginning a large project. Draw a plan on paper to give an idea what the finished project will look like.
After removing areas of lawn, add raised beds to allow the roots of shrubs and trees to spread. Mulch around the new plants to slow weed growth. Choose a variety of shrubs, perennials and grasses to add interest.
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Watering the lawn efficiently and appropriately involves more than simply watering every day.
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Thatch, built-up plant material between green growth and the grass roots, is essential, but too much can deter healthy lawn growth.
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