Today starts Travel and Escapes month here across the Apartment Therapy sites, and for most of us, Friday is the start of the long Fourth of July weekend. While the current economic challenges may have cut into your travel budget, you can still relax at home with a staycation. It's not only good for your bank account, it's also good for the planet; less traveling means less pollution. But what good is staying at home if your time is spent doing chores? That's why we advocate a "no mow" lawn for now and for later...
Especially here in Los Angeles, where water restrictions have become serious business, a no mow lawn is not only a easy on you but it's easy on the environment too. No mow lawns use less water, don't need chemical fertilizers, help reduce the effects of pollution and they can trap windborne allergens. And, when you do need to water the lawn, consider collecting rainwater or graywater with which to do it.
Some No Mow options include:
- No Mow Grass
- Hobbs & Hopkins Ltd ProTime blends
- Encouraging some of those plants you normally classify as weeds to take root
- Developing a rock, cacti and succulent garden.
[image from Dwell on Design: Eastside Home Tours, Part 1