Replacing the lawn with plants and flowers
In the spring of 2008, my husband and I set out to create our front yard garden. He did most of the work of digging up the sod and building a couple of paths as well as landscaping company business plan a raised bed near our porch, supported with a rock wall. We added a couple of yards of soil and I got to work planting a variety of hostas, perennials, groundcovers and some annuals.
Our front yard garden has continued to develop over the years, and we have received many compliments from neighbours - something that never happened when we had our grass! I find working in the garden to be very therapeutic and relaxing, and it is immensely satisfying to see the results of my labour. I have been fortunate to have been given many plants from friends and relatives who garden, and I always keep my eye out for new additions when the local garden centres have end-of-season sales.
The perennials and groundcovers continue to fill in more each year, and I enjoy the ever changing display from spring until landscaping designs on a budget fall. Some of my favourite flowers include: cosmos, daisies, daylilies, echinacea, liatris and hydrangea.
Daylily from my front yard garden | Source
Daylilies are a great addition to any perennial garden. | Source
Daylily from my garden | Source
Daylily in my garden | Source
These orange daylilies spread nicely to fill in any bare spots in your garden. | Source
No Lawn, No Regrets
I have not once regretted our decision to remove all of the grass from our front yard and replace it with a garden. I would much rather spend my time pulling a few weeds and planting some annuals to fill in the bare spots than fighting a losing battle to try to maintain a lush, healthy lawn. Watching the changing display of flowers out our front window brings me a joy that a green lawn never could. I highly recommend it!