I am doing my best to eliminate as much lawn as I possibly can. Sure, it means a lot of mulching, but mulching once vs. mowing weekly? With all the PI on my butt again, that is a no-brainer.
I have just mulched two "islands." One is an irregular shape around the 3 birches I moved out of the woods, then the other is around the 5 beeches.
I'm debating what, if anything, I should plant in their beds. They're not shade providers, which is neither here nor there. I don't want two (more) stupid little gardens, trees with stuff stuck underneath them. But OTOH, I keep reading about people's beautiful Island gardens in their pursuit to eliminate lawn.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Anywhere they've seen pictures?
I'm used to edge gardening, but out in the middle of the yard? Don't know.
Thanks for your ideas,