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7 Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
Turf isn't the only ground cover in town. Get a lush no-grass lawn with clover, moss and other easy-care plants
"landscape maintenance or your impact on the environment? You plant a low-maintenance ground... area with low rainfall or periodic drought, or you simply want to reduce your landscape... are very low maintenance. Also very soft to the touch, Sigrid. http://www.houzz.co... mowed as low as you want. The scent is amazing every time you mow or walk on it. Sedges... take some maintenance to establish--there is weeding to keep up with as the plants fill..."
4 Fabulously Low-Maintenance Garden Focal Points
My Houzz: Luminous and Low Maintenance in New Orleans
See the new build that replaced a hurricane-ravaged house, beginning a new chapter for a retiring couple
"of Bild Design and the couple focused on creating a light-filled common area and minimizing... minimizing maintenance and utility costs. The new house is rich with windows that let... 1984 from designer Geri Bremermann in New Orleans. Each to their own vee22. I lke the... types of design! Besides, that couple just have a happy satisfied look and I really... Love the design and feel of this house. May sound strange to say it's not my style but..."
7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream Kitchen
Fingerprints, stains, resealing requirements ... who needs ’em? These countertop materials look great with little effort
"seven low-maintenance kitchen countertops to consider during your next remodel.... lowest-maintenance countertop. Granite was instantly out, not only because of my bad... nearly maintenance-free surfaces to consider for my kitchen — including a couple I... to get low maintenance)! And the veining might pose a problem, as I have corners... achieve is low-maintenance, but the patina that granite and marble achieve is high-maintenance..."
Design Workshop: Natural Wood Siding Minus the Maintenance
"cycle of maintenance and accepting weathering as part of a home’s design aesthetic makes... ects, designers and homeowners go to great lengths to keep the weather out of buildings... economic and design sense. The homes below embrace weathering as part of their aesthetic... " We designed a house with mahogany windows, cedar shingles on walls and roof, stone... that are designed to look old by pulling down tree branches, etc. In a way, a respect..."
Kitchen Counters: High-Tech Solid Surfaces Make Maintenance Easy
Sculpted by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen
"n and low maintenance to the kitchen... Don. The maintenance on these countertops are so low. We are absolutely in love with... extremely low maintenance. If u scratch it, u just use a plastic scrubby or sandpaper... colors and designs. The cost varies, depending on the color and design but, in general... contemporary, maintenance free and some of the most beautiful materials you can buy. Su... Easy maintenance. Check it out. I have a white Tresca countertop. I LOVE it..."
Amazingly Low-Maintenance Picks for Outdoor Planters
Great Design Plant: Walker's Low Catmint
Prolific purple blooms, fragrant leaves, and cold-hardiness makes this a go-to plant for almost any garden
"Walker’s Low catmint’s (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low') soft purple blossoms provides... landscape designer Brian Maloney. “On the East Coast, it has become a real workhorse... plant laid low, but I can't help smiling at the peacefully content cat - they look oh... More:Great Design Plant: Slipper PlantGreat Design Plant: Bald CypressGreat Design Plant:... 'Walker's Low'Common name: Walker’s Low catmintUSDA zones: 3-8Water requirement: Regular..."
9 Low-Growing Hedges That Make Good Neighbors
Define garden areas or borders without blocking the view, with these evergreen shrubs that take kindly to trimming
"kinds of low hedges — such as "step over" hedges. Step-over hedges are low hedges, usually... think of low-growing hedges, we're most likely to think of boxwood (box) hedging, Buxus... These low hedges can mark the boundary of your property without losing much space... This low hedging can also be used as a feature within other plantings or as a feature... that is designed to grow 5-10' tall and think pruning it every month will keep it in..."
How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders
Short enough to step over, high enough to be a stretch ... check out these radically different hedge styles and tell us your opinion
"influential design features of our gardens. Traditionally used to mark boundaries, create... materials and designs; we are seeing more exciting uses for hedging within garden designs... tiering a low hedge down the slope of a tree lawn. I think if you want a low hedge the... a nice low growing hedge. Another favorite is Teucrium X lucidrys. Low flowering... lovely design How do you keep the agave hedge trimmed and low and within it's boundaries..."
Great Plants for Lush, Low-Water Gardens
Water restrictions making your garden look washed out? Give it living color with unthirsty grasses, flowers and succulents
"love the low maintenance aspect. If you are considering planting Mexican feather grass... such a low rectangular planter. Check out jadebox.net - gorgeous succulent arrangements... required.7 Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives Agave plants may feel like you’re toeing... into a low-maintenance statement piece. They’re a great option not only in dry climates..."
The Lower-Cost, Low-Tech Modern Home
"a home design rich in modern spaces and style... modern design can be seen as cost prohibitive to many, its basic characteristics —... lower-cost and low-tech solutions that are still otherwise modern in terms of space and style... architect design! Those ugly fences rusting away. You can see this sort of "design" in... of the low cost materials. Good design does not need to be expensive and I really... think low cost and yet aesthetically pleasing. I also think its really impressive..."
Great Design Plant: Paint the Summer Landscape With Desert Willow
If the vibrant flowers of this Southwestern native tree don't blow you away, the hummingbirds, fire resistance and low maintenance will
"little maintenance. Seed pods not a problem...they are interesting to look at I first... nursery, not Lowes or HD and they will order you one from one of their venders. I have... requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 25 feet tall and... resistance and low maintenance will..."
Design an Easy-Clean Kitchen
"You cook and I'll clean" might no longer be a fair trade with these ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors
"ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors... selecting low-maintenance materials, placing things close to where they are used and... with the design, there are so many choices to make. Many of those are about style, and... about the design choices you can make to reduce the amount of time it takes to clean... of in design. Good points on the counter top choices, and cabinet door designs.... hire that designer to help you design your kitchen so you get all the great tips & ideas..."
Great Design Plant: Creeping Juniper Holds Its Ground
Add texture and evergreen interest to a layered garden with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover
"with this low-maintenance, good-looking ground cover... garden design, and one of my favorites for low maintenance and year-round good looks... juniper, a low-growing shrub that’s native to the U.S. and grows in a wide variety of... appeal'. Low junipers. Will def try that. thx We have this in our backyard from previous... I love designing with junipers, pruning and sculpting them, keeping them clean, guiding... landscape designs, voles (field mice) nesting under the branches can be a real problem..."