Benjamin Vogt from Nebraska, has made the bold transformation of going from lawn to designed prairie beds, resulting in high beauty with low maintenance.
"In the fall of 2014 I converted unused front lawn to designed prairie beds using 100% native plants to eastern Nebraska. Then, in the fall of 2015 I scalped and dethatched my back lawn. I overseeded with prairie grasses and flowers and used about 150 plugs.
This year both gardens are flourishing in unwatered, unfertilized, unamended clay soil. On my 1/4 acre lot I have 5,000 square feet of gardens! Almost all of it gets a March cut down and that's it for maintenance."
For more pics check out my blog, The Deep Middle, at http://www.monarchgard.com/thedeepmiddle
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