Saturday, February 6, 2021

Lawn to Garden


After numerous walks around our neighborhood we have been considering a lawn to garden conversion.  There are quite a few people in our area that have done this.  Anyone else reading this blog been through this process in another city or in Long beach?  The city here offers a program to do this which includes a 3$ per sq ft grant.  The city recently replaced our street and curbs, and our front strip got pretty torn up in the process.  In addition, they took out the 40 foot tall eucalyptus tree that was located in the front yard along the sidewalk.  This has been an invitation for us to consider what to do with the small front-yard space.

I did a first draft landscape drawing of what it could look like should we choose to go this route.  Plants corresponding to the numerical identifier on the drawing can be found here.  I can't help but think that this would be much more visually interesting and require a lot less water.

Trying to convince myself not to do the conversion this year, but who am I kidding.  I might have this done next week :)


Sharon Kwilter said...

We got rid of all of our lawn and have loved it. No more mowing!

Boe said...

That is really awesome Sharon, thanks for sharing. So overall, do you find that it is less maintenance than the lawn/grass? I do worry about all the weed pulling, but I assume that might be easier to stay on top of than all the care that grass requires.