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Grass requires a lot of care in order to look good. It requires fertilizer, weed control products, lots of water, and frequent mowing, making it one of the most high-maintenance items in a yard.
To make your home (environmentally) greener, eliminate some or all grass. In its place, try planting low-growing herbs, a wildflower meadow, or an edible garden (more on that later). Another option is to replace your grass with a water feature or woodland landscape.
Depending on how your lawn was cared for in the past, you might want to used raised beds or heavily amend the soil. Don't forget that plants take up whatever's in the soil.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|