What do you really need with a lawn?
How many times do you really lie on the lawn for a tan? You could use a chair and create a cheaper water bill.
Bravo for those of you who have ripped out your lawns and are dedicating that space for vegetables. It’s great to invite your neighbors in the garden for fun, dinner and good times.
These new front-yard kitchen gardens—with everything from vegetables to herbs and greens, are a source of food, a topic of conversation with the neighbors, and (most important of all) a positive step in abundant and self-sustaining resources.
Fashion Your Front Garden
Forget those tailored lawns that soak up water and give nothing back. Imagine your front lawn being replaced with lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and herbs. Can you also imagine what the neighbors would say?
Check your municipal codes that limit the percentage of a yard that can be planted with anything other than trees and grass. In some places, you can only plant 30% of your lawn space. Maybe you’ll be the one to get your city codes changed.
Be sure to plant a neat garden. Have the tomatoes that grow like crazy in the back, and have the basil that grows beautifully in the front. Plan for your seasons too.
If you have always thought you could not afford to eat organic, grow it. Depending on how many people are in your household, you could save approximately $150-$300 per person, per month. Yummy, right?
Have A Home Harvest
For those out there getting healthy and losing weight, and for those juicing and eating raw foods you, have a chance to know exactly what you’re eating and that it is truly organic.
Make your footprint smaller—don’t drive to the market. Just step outside.
Remember your neighbors have an opinion too, so get them involved and make you front yard garden a thing of beauty.
Also note: one zucchini plant is enough for the entire block.
Lynn (HannaLeah) Rabins is the owner of HealingThymes.com. Healing Thymes encourages us as individuals to discover our own self-awareness, true value & life purpose. Lynn is an herbal educator, writer and speaker. You can follow her on the Healing Thymes blog, or contact her through the Healing Thymes website.