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  • Getting rid of your lawn

  • Chandra

    Moderator
    January 23, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Have you considered doing anything to change your lawn? If so, what?

  • Margaret

    Member
    January 23, 2020 at 11:03 am

    We are replacing part of the lawn with an area of wild flowers that are native and friendly to insects and birds.

  • Sally

    Member
    January 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I have not “fed” my lawn with chemical fertilizers or herbicides for years. I have not rolled the lawn to make it flatter either as this compaction of the soil is not healthy for soil and its inhabitants. When I see an abundance of seeds of plants that I want in my lawn I gather some and scatter them over my lawn – the yarrow, red clover, plantain, wild violets and other beautiful plants are taking over. I let my lawn grow as long as possible before cutting it and I do not water it, but let it go dormant during drought periods. Letting plants go dormant during droughts stresses them less and strengthens them for their return when rain returns. If it turns out that I will stay in this house long term I will get rid of the “lawn” completely by continuing my wild seed sowing and possible plugging in beneficial ground covers too.

    • Chandra

      Moderator
      January 27, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      Have you had any pushback from neighbours? Municipality?

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