Front Yard Gardens
This isn't just a gardening book. It's a manifesto against the pervasive use of grass as the primary garden element on suburban front lawns.
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Front Yard Gardens, By Liz Primeau.
This isn't just a gardening book. It's a manifesto against the pervasive use of grass as the primary garden element on suburban front lawns. It's an extended essay about the history of the modern lawn and the environmental consequences of maintaining a thirsty plant like grass that inevitably requires a myriad of herbicides and pesticides.
Front-yard gardens, on the other hand, create ecosystems within themselves, Primeau argues, and attracts the birds and the butterflies that make a garden thrive. She provides more than 200 photographs of examples, where lawns were ripped up and replaced with free-flowing, more environmentally friendly (and prettier) plants.
Marsha Metz gets a front yard makeover that matches with her English-style cottage.