I spent a good amount of the day today taking some petitions around the small Upstate New York city of Ithaca. I went through some fantastic neighborhoods, and wherever I went, there were people out gardening. Quite often, those gardeners were in their front yards.
The absolute best of the bunch was a white stucco house on a corner without any lawn at all. In the place of grass was a tiered system of garden beds, some with flowers, some with vigorously growing vegetables, some with twining vines. More and more, I started to notice that people in this city are replacing front lawns with flower and vegetable gardens.
I like that idea. I’ve been inspired by my walk today to replace my front lawn with… well, probably a flower garden, as I can, but I want to make sure I’m making the right decision first.
Help me out. If I’m replacing the small (about 10 feet deep) lawn in front of my house with something other than grass, what might it be, other than a garden?