This is the first full summer for all the perennials I planted last spring and things are looking good. Loving how low maintenance it has been once everything was planted. Soooo many bees. And the butterflies are starting to show up. That center window is my office and I enjoy looking out, but even more … Continue reading Killing My Lawn: Summer 2
Since it’s Earth Day and we are facing an extreme high fire danger day here on the Front Range of the Rockies, with record heat and drought, I’ve been thinking a lot about my decision to kill 3/4 of my front lawn. Thought it was worth updating you on what will be its second summer. … Continue reading On This Earth Day: Revisiting Killing My Lawn
It began innocently enough with laying out an outline of what might be nice and a promise I’d think about it for a while. Two weeks later, phase 1 is complete. My goal was to create an excellent soil base to replace what is now pretty much cement hard clay. The previous owners used a … Continue reading Killing The Lawn: Phase 1
My goal for a while has been to get rid of the lawn in the front yard. It’s large, the soil is almost dead (previous owner, years of chemicals), and four years of trying to bring it back has been futile. The severe drought this summer made that evident. All the water in the world … Continue reading Killing The Lawn
What’s with photo of dirt?