One Oregon-based author advocates replacing the front (or back) lawn with a vegetable garden. But grass seed is the state’s third largest crop and farmers are concerned about a recent decline in domestic sales.
Do you have a lawn? How do you decide what to do with it? Have you replaced your grass with mulch, rocks, perennials, ground cover or something else? Why did you do it? If you’re a renter, what kind of say do you have in the landscaping where you live?
Lawns have long been seen as an indicator of a homeowner’s aesthetic priorities. How do you feel about your neighbors’ lawn care choices?
- Tom Fischer: Editor in chief of Timber Press and author of Perennial Companions and The Gardener’s Color Palette
- David Phipps: Superintendent at Stone Creek Golf Course and part-time instructor at Clackamas Community College
- Friday Richie: Farmer and founder of The Sellwood Garden Club
- Roger Beyer: Executive director of The Oregon Seed Council