replacing lawn - HELP!
I live in an old stone farmhouse that has a front lawn 350 ft x 60 ft. Acutally it is a mixture of weeds with bits of grass poking through. I resent the gas, noise and time to keep the darn thing mowed. I figure on keeping about 60 ft as lawn, then putting a visual demarcation like a panel or two of old rail fence with some shrubs. What in the world can I do with the rest?? One year I tried electric fencing and putting the horses out. It still looked terrible as non-tasty weeds kept growing. I am 50 km south of Ottawa, and am a beginner gardner. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated as I have decided this is the spring I will do something other than grumble!