Tips for Maintaining
a Nontraditional Lawn
Strategic placement of native trees and shrubs among hardscaping can help capture and filter runoff, replenish the earth below, and provide shade.
1. Manage Hardscaping Runoff
It suppresses weeds, retains moisture, and even supplies nutrients to the soil underneath.
3. Replenish Organic Mulch
There are several types that work well in home landscapes, including crushed stone, river rocks, pea gravel, marble chips, lava rocks, and even tumbled glass.
5. Tidy Gravel Edges
Artificial turf won’t sprout weeds and doesn’t need replenishing; all it needs is a sweep to keep it looking its best.
8. Seldomly Sweep Artificial Turf
It’s important to stay vigilant and remove any plants that you don’t want growing in your landscape before they spread.
9. Pull Weeds by Hand
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