Advantages of Going Lawn-Free

If you’re looking for a change to your yard, take a look at this slideshow hosted on This Old House’s page. In it, you’ll find all sorts of wonderfully illustrated ideas of how to turn the grass making up your lawn into a beautiful sanctuary of low maintenance grass and outdoor recreation.

Why Get Rid of Grass?
Although a manicured lawn can be a beautiful thing, there are several reasons to shift to more of a widespread garden.

  • Save Water:  When you choose plants that are native to Minnesota, such as coneflowers, you won’t need to water as often, because they will already be accustomed to our weather cycles.
  • No Mowing:  This will save you a lot of time when it comes to cutting grass and the money needed to maintain the mower.
  • Unique Look:  You’ll have a look that will break up the monotony of a field of grass, which serves to add character and charm to your home.
Courtesy of "This Old House"
Courtesy of “This Old House”

Having a grass-free yard can be a highly rewarding experience, and well worth the effort of transitioning.  Even if you’re not ready to completely eliminate your lawn, at ALD we have lots of options to help you reduce your grass maintenance by adding such things as more hardscapes, rock gardens, natural prairie and wildflower plantings, etc.  If you have questions about what might work for your lot, please give us a call.