… if you have a lawn and want something better than a lawn.
Seven years ago we had a typical front yard: a poor lawn, neglected shrubs, an unhealthy tree. We cut down the tree and over the years I’ve dug up the grass. I always wanted to remove it all. But digging into grass isn’t easy. It isn’t fun. Double-digging, a method to bury the grass in the same spot, hardly works in my experience. So the sod has to go somewhere. I fill a wheelbarrow and push it uphill to the backyard, into a bigger heap of sod. Over and over again. It takes a long time. A normal person would give up.
I’m going to skip the rant and the possibility of shaming anyone who has grass, like grass, enjoy mowing grass, etc. Removing your lawn will not save the world or reverse climate change. But it might feel like it. Last March I removed the last patch of lawn from my front yard and here’s why I think you should too (this is mostly photos, so I broke it into two parts):
As you look at the project keep in mind that I am no expert lawn replacer. I own several shovels and rakes and I bought inexpensive seeds at a grocery store. You can do this. And when you’re done you can buy the same hat that I just got.