Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lucky Me, Lucky Lawn

Here's what I want my lawn to look like....




Here's what my lawn actually looks like..
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The first picture is what the kids are calling 'green.' And I don't just means because it's actually the color. By planting clover in your grass, it's one way to have a 'green' (read: eco-friendly, save the planet, crazy tree huggin', etc. etc) lawn.

There are so many advantages to a clover lawn...
  • Little need for watering
  • No need for toxic and harmful herbicides
  • And clover out-competes other weeds...
Plus it feels so nice on your feet, and it's pretty much a perennial. I know some of you are thinking, "My husband spends loads of time trying to get rid of our clover." Well, that's your problem, not mine. ;)

Did you know that "a healthy patch of white clover was considered a standard of excellence in lawn care until the 1950's, when the rising use of broadleaf herbicides that killed clover as well as more harmful weeds made the current grassy monoculture the ideal lawn of most homeowners..." (Quoted from this smart lady.)

The thing is, Danny and I have tried the conventional methods to try and get our lawn green (the color, not the movement.) But it never worked... and there were all these crazy chemicals and smells, for nothing! So finally I said, if our lawn is going to be difficult and ugly and full of weeds anyway, can we at least do it without all the toxins? And he obliged. (Why not try it? He conceded.)


I'm excited to show you the results... though, it will probably take a year since we were supposed to seed in the spring, but can also do it in the Fall. Good luck to us!


PS. I also thought you might enjoy this picture of Holden loungin' at the pool today. Although his longsleeve onsie matches his coloring (from my father-in-law, bless his heart), I assure you it is infact separate form his skin.



5 comments:

WIKKY said...

loving the lawn idea. i hope it works! it still looks great too! i am liking your shoes though!
holden is too cute, love the lounge look. and, it seems like he is doing great! (after the accident, bless his heart and yours!)

Darth Spencer said...

don't do it. take it from someone whose front lawn is completely overgrown with clover. its horrible, itchy, and completely out of control. It gets into your garden and flower beds and is a total bitch to rip out.

Sabrena Suite-Mangum said...

Dart - you are not making my case to Danny any easier....

I think I'd rather have overgrown (green)clover than itchy dead grass... our lawn looks ridiculously pathetic, and takes up way too much water!

Staci said...

hahah you love the color Green huh ;). I love that pale baby.. I'm a freak about skin protection.

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