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The fall Travis County Master Gardeners tour today featured six gardens that fit the theme of Sustainable Gardening for Urban Wildlife. Three of them are the creations of Austin garden bloggers. Each one offered something unique and personal.

Book Review of Lawn Gone: Attractive Alternatives to Lawn

Book Review of Pam Penick's, Lawn Gone via Genevieve from @NCoastGardening With a $50 Annie’s Annuals Giveaway!

Over the years my team members at both Beautiful Wildlife Gardens as well as Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens have written quite a bit about lawns, lawn reduction, healthy lawns without chemicals, and more. You will learn as much from them as I have:

Make a Garden Out of Lawn Using Cardboard Give up the grass! Grow veggies instead. Or wildflowers. Or herbs. Or make a butterfly garden....

Go 'green' with the 'No Mow Lawn Grass Seed mix. This ecologically sensible lawn will save you time, water, fuel and money while enjoying a deep green, thick carpet of low growing, fine textured turf.

How to Grow Grass Fast

Not all grass growing methods are created equal. I learned that the hard way. Come find how to successfully grow grass the first time!