so, there is this movement happening for "lawn reform". who knew? i certainly didn't. i must say, my kids and i do a lot of walking/biking in our neighborhood and i have noticed many homes opting for, what you could call, a meadow landscape. i just thought it was a new trend in landscape design. little did i know it's a movement towards removing or reducing lawns from homes, and thus decreasing all the water and resources it takes to keep that lawn green and pretty. in addition to the "meadow look", people are also electing to build victory gardens and gravel courtyards (aka draught tolerant landscape design).
while i am no green thumb, i do like the idea of this movement, especially victory gardens. i think i'll put gardening on my bucket list…it's not a pastime i can tackle any time in the near future, but i could see myself loving gardening later in life; like golf.
note: this post was inspired by better shelter, who are "fans of NO lawns". please click here if you would like to learn more about these lawn alternatives.
image source: exterior home shots via dwell magazine, 1 2 & 3 / victory garden photos better shelter blog