Downsize the lawn area to make the most out of a landscape

07/16/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Reducing the size of the lawn can help maximize the use of a landscape through sustainable alternatives, according to this article. These include "landscape beds, meadows, woods and paved, permeable hardscapes," which could slow runoff while supporting wildlife habitat, said Susan Barton, an extension horticulturist with the University of Delaware. Meadows and fine fescue grass make a good replacement to parts of the lawn that are hard to maintain, some garden experts say.

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