Lawn Problems? We Have Solutions!
The past two years of drought in the Midwest has really decimated lawns in our service area. With the increased attention on lawn alternatives, we get a lot of questions about replacing lawn with lower impact options. While there are lots of very exciting options out there, it is important to know that full lawn replacements can be big a project to take on with some short term but critical high maintenance and high input actions required for success.
You don’t have to go “all in” to make impactful changes. Here are three ways you can replace the worst parts of your front lawn and one great attention-diversion technique to help you with the eye-sore it has become. It isn’t too difficult to get your lawn to go from a “2” health rating to a “6 or 7”. Keep an eye out for our next article called “Manage Up Your Lawn” which will cover our recommendations for DIW (Deep Infrequent Watering) and a few services to get it green and full but still not need harmful chemicals.
- Tree Islands – Add a small planting bed with a tree and mixed underplanting away from the house and oriented off a window to help focus your attention to something other than the lawn.
- Property Corner Plantings – The edges of a lawn are often the roughest areas so take advantage of the space and install plantings that work.
- Slope Plantings – Slopes are notoriously bad for growing turf grass, not to mention they can be dangerous to mow. Replace the lawn on the slope with a mix of perennial and/or shrub plantings and maybe a few boulders to provide structure.
- Sitting Area – We can’t say enough about the benefits of adding a front yard sitting area! It’s a great way to draw focus away from the bad, while taking up some of that lawn space, and allowing you to focus your watering and maintenance in the places you can make a difference. Plus who doesn’t want a nice place to sit and have a coffee in the morning!
We LOVE small projects like this. Reach out to us if we can help take the pressure off your struggling front lawn.