My Great Outdoors: Jacob's Family Lawn

Name: Jacob
Location: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Type of space: Lawn & Deck
Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: My wife Erin and I bought a 1951 ranch from the original owner/architect. We have spent the last three years updating both the house and the grounds while trying to maintain the mid-century aesthetic. Many of the plantings date from the original house, but we have moved them around and added some new flora as well. Recently we had a birthday party for our three-year-old daughter that spilled off the deck and into the yard/landscaping that goes 360 degrees around our house. Since we live at the end of a dead-end street, we have no worries about traffic...

How did you create it? We created our space with the help of a landscaper who has worked in the town of Marblehead for over 50 years. We have done one small section at a time over three years. The space is very low maintenance and I take care of the mowing and a good deal of the upkeep myself. It is an organic lawn.

Recommended store, site, product or resource? My friend started a business called peoplepoweredmachines.com I bought a German battery powered reel-mower and weed-whacker made by Brill. I cut my lawn silently and enjoy doing it a great deal.

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