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Going Lawn-Free (Plant Suggestions?)

angwagcan's picture


I am thinking of removing my front lawn in the spring and replacing it with low maintenance perennials, shrubs, grasses, etc. Does anyone have suggestions for plants that do well in the Ottawa, Ontario area? I am a novice gardener without much of a green thumb. Attached are a few picture that I found online that caught my eye. I hope to have interloc installed either this year or next (depending on the cost of plants etc.). Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for all your help,

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countrymouse's picture

the city of Ottawa holds occasional talks on this. maybe their schedule is out for the spring? If you are a newby gardener, I encourage you to find a less-is-more solution so you are not overwhelmed with maintenance issues/effort. cost varies considerably with plant type & size & quantity. I'd get in a good grade of soil - natural compost (with horse manure base) from Earth Depot is my recommendation. And do mulch. Keep collecting those pics - whether you do this yourself or get someone to do it for you, the pics in time will clarify trends in your thinking.

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