Deciding How to SHRINK Your Lawn
The idea of SHRINKing your lawn appeals to you, but what do you do first? Should you put up a border, or something in the center of the yard? Should you plant trees? It all depends on your answer to one simple question.
SHRINK Your Lawn Method #5: Cut a Corner
Do you delight in your well-kept lawn but wish there was less of it? Here's a way to subtly SHRINK your sward without adding obstacles to the mowing path or the view.
SHRINK Your Lawn Method #4: Let Her Run Wild
Cooperate with your landscape, offer housing to the homeless, and use your extra space to replace dwindling natural areas.
SHRINK Your Lawn Method #3: Erase the Center
Build a pond, patio, or island bed in the center of your lawn. You'll create a destination and add visual interest, and you could reduce your lawn by half.
SHRINK Your Lawn Method #2: Connect the Dots
If individual trees or planting beds are scattered throughout your yard, consolidate.
SHRINK Your Lawn Method #1: Hedge the Edge
Gain privacy, attract birds and butterflies, and add four-season interest to your yard by framing it with a hedge.