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.
The Right Way to Water and Feed a Lawn
Keeping your lawn properly watered and fertilized will ensure its health and appearance. Here are a few tips to keep a lawn healthy.
How to Landscape a Shady Yard
See how a landscape designer helps the owners of a large yard solve the problem of too much shade and an unsightly view of the neighbor's utilities.
Learn a few tips and tricks to keep your lawn looking great all year round.
Tips for Watering Lawn in Summer
Watering the lawn efficiently and appropriately involves more than simply watering every day.
How to Design a Great Yard with Landscape Plants
Make sure you put the right plant in the right place. Learn how to choose and where to place your plants so you can create a low-maintenance landscape that will thrive for years to come.
How to Remove Lawn Thatch
Thatch, built-up plant material between green growth and the grass roots, is essential, but too much can deter healthy lawn growth.
Lawn Fertilizers Explained
The finer points of applying fertilizer, organic or not, to the lawn are discussed.
Tips for Summer Yard Maintenance
When the landscape is in full bloom, use these DIY yard care tips to keep it neat.
Replacing Your Lawn With Landscaping
Trade in turf for groundcovers that bring low-maintenance beauty to landscapes.
Keeping Lawn and Garden Tools in Shape
Get tips on keeping your garden tools rust-free, sharpened and mechanically sound.
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