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Posted on 27 November 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

Caring For Your Urban Lawn

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Photo Credit: Urban-Waterfall by Trois Têtes (TT) used under CC BY-NC 2.0

Photo Credit: Urban-Waterfall by Trois Têtes (TT) used under CC BY-NC 2.0

City life can be exhausting.

A long daily commute through a concrete jungle of gray and brown is a reality of life for many in and around our urban areas.

But amid this manmade, non-organic reality, small urban yards can be the sanctuary we need to escape, relax and recharge after a tiring day.

You may be fortunate enough to have a lawn, and if so you shouldn’t take this for granted.

Taking care of your lawn can often be an enjoyable and relaxing activity, and it creates a beautiful space for you to enjoy with friends, family and neighbors alike.

The first thing you need to consider when caring for your lawn is how you intend to keep it maintained. In an urban space, it is important to make the most of the area that you have, so you can get the fullest experience from your yard. This invariably means Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 23 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Edible Estates

By Cindy Naas

Instead of standing in front of the house shouting “Get off my lawn!”, several families in the U.S. and Canada are creating inviting gardens where the lawns once were.

Artist/architect/landscaper Fritz Haeg has designed and implemented 6 front yard gardens which are meant to make us all question the reasoning behind the landscapes surrounding our homes.

Haeg’s ‘Edible Estates’ are created to be beautiful oases in city neighborhoods which both grow large amounts of food and invite neighbors and passers-by to wander through these gardens. Read the rest of this entry »

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