This page introduces expert HomeTips information on lawns and ground covers, including how to choose, mow, water, care, replant, and more.
Homeowners have had a long-standing love affair with their lawns and ground covers.
For the past several decades, a lush green lawn, has been the iconic status symbol of suburban life. Nothing quite matches a lawn for staging outdoor recreational activities such as tossing a ball, lounging in the sun, or playing a game of croquet. And ground covers can offer a carpet of beauty in the yard or garden.
But lawns and ground covers can have considerable environmental impact because of the amount of water and maintenance they need to thrive. As a result, the challenge is often to strike a balance–to find effective ways to minimize drawbacks while maximizing the beauty of lawns and ground covers.
In this section of HomeTips, you will find a wealth of information to help with growing, nurturing, and caring for lawns and ground covers.