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Downsize the lawn with an herb and flower garden

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By Michelle Le Strange

Do you have a backyard with a large lawn? Is your landscape looking a little tired and ready for a facelift? Why not convert a portion of lawn into an herb and flower garden?

You can create a functional yet artistic design by cutting out large portions of turf. You can even keep strips of lawn within the design to serve as pathways between the planted areas.

Any site can become an herb and flower garden. Garden styles and layouts are as varied as the people who grow and use them. They can be as small or as large as space permits. Herbs can be tucked into existing flower borders, vegetable beds, or decorative pots.

When more space is available, a separate area set aside specifically for herbs often becomes a special place for a peaceful respite from the day’s chores. So get started...


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