Virtues: We love creeping mazus for its stunning mat-like foliage that creeps over the ground in a carpet of deep green. In spring through summer, the groundcover is speckled with tiny clusters of bluish-purple, tubular flowers with white centers spotted … Read Article
How can I take out a large section of lawn that I want to turn into a garden bed?
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.
Question: I would like to add some spring-blooming bulbs to my lawn this fall. What kinds will naturalize well?
BY JENKS FARMER / Columbia, South Carolina, Zone 8 EVERYONE in my neighborhood (and yours, too, I’ll bet) has a lawn. Unfortunately, most of them are the same—unimaginative and crew-cut, not at all like the fun, giant Swiss-cake-like rolls of … Read Article
You can put sedges to work in a variety of landscape settings, from containers to low-maintenance groundcover plantings. Some can even be used as a no-mow substitute for turf. Read Article
Facing the reality of her climate, Stacie Crooks traded her lawn for a garden that needs little water, but overflows with flower, foliage, and fragrance. Read Article