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Keep Me Dry Lawn2http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Keep Me Dry Lawnhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/TapestryLawn.jpg, http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/TapestryLawn.jpg<div class="ExternalClass52BC74AF29C44D26840EC1C6106CBBBD"><h3>Properly Maintain your Tapestry Lawn</h3><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0"><p>This selection of plants like it hot and dry, so water occassionally during establishment, then not at all. As these ground cover plants are low growers, they generally do not need mowing. In the spring lightly rake the area to remove dead stems and foliage, then top dress with a thin 1.5cm (1/2”) of finely textured compost to help the plants spread out, fill in any bare spots and reinvigorate the whole lawn for the summer. Some of the ground covers are more tolerant than others of foot traffic, so plan your garden accordingly and use paving stones for pathways and high traffic areas.</p></div><div class="small-12 medium-4 columns pad-0"><br> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/TapestryLawnMaintenance.jpg" alt="" /><br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass83D1D3BBC50F49268B819A8A25C958FD"><h3 style="text-align:justify;">Creating a Lawn Tapestry</h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Tapestry lawns create mixed plant communities that add depth and texture to the landscape. Plant choices can include various flowers, scents and colourful foliage. These plants can produce over 20 times more flowers than turf monocultures, providing an excellent source of nectar and pollen for pollinators. Tapestry lawns can be mowed as few as 5 times per year, reducing CO<sub>2<span aria-hidden="true"></span></sub> emissions. They also don’t require de-thatching, moss killer, nor fertilizer, while staying greener longer during times of drought as they can absorb rainfall much quicker than common grass.</p>​</div><div class="ExternalClassBDE162FBB32D4A499A9E033064B7BC0B"><h3 style="text-align:justify;">Preparation</h3><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0" style="text-align:justify;"><p>The best time of year to replace your turf lawn is when you can avoid frost and extreme heat, and when you can provide sufficient water while plants are establishing. Prepare the soil for planting by completely <span aria-hidden="true"></span>eradicating<span aria-hidden="true"></span> all other vegetation unless you are planning a mixture of lawn and ground cover plants for your tapestry garden. Ideal soils for preferred ground cover plants is 20 to 40cm (8” to 16”) deep, coarse and sandy soil. You may wish to amend your soil help your new lawn establish and outcompete weeds and other vegetation.</p><p>Create your tapestry pattern based on your preferences, formal and orderly with plants in groups of five or more, or free-flowing and random. The plants can be seeded or transplanted as plugs with spacing as per plant instructions. During establishment, be vigilent and manage weeds closely to ensure they don’t outcompete your chosen plants. Get to know your individual plants, their growth habits and culture to help them be successful.</p></div><div class="small-12 medium-4 columns pad-0"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/TapestryPlantingDry.png" alt="" /> </div> </div>http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Documents/KeepMeDryLawn.pdf, Keep Me Dry

 

 

pink pussy toespink pussy toeshttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/PinkPussyToes.jpg, Pink Pussy ToesGP0|#fad4831d-3da0-4220-822d-dff32def2ab8;L0|#0fad4831d-3da0-4220-822d-dff32def2ab8|Pink Pussy Toes;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfAntennaria dioica
Corsican sandwortCorsican sandworthttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/CorsicanSandwort.jpg, Corsican SandwortGP0|#b00c9b0f-ed45-44f8-a44f-7c206bc62080;L0|#0b00c9b0f-ed45-44f8-a44f-7c206bc62080|Corsican Sandwort;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfArenaria balearica
chamomilechamomilehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/Chamomile.jpg, chamomileGP0|#8a9a7769-85c1-4715-9dfe-441d473a9dc8;L0|#08a9a7769-85c1-4715-9dfe-441d473a9dc8|Chamomile;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfChamaemelum nobile
creeping red thymecreeping red thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/CreepingRedThyme.jpg, creeping red thymeGP0|#31c72127-f9ba-4650-bd07-53dea1d0264a;L0|#031c72127-f9ba-4650-bd07-53dea1d0264a|Creeping Red Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus praecox
‘Pink Chintz’ thyme‘Pink Chintz’ thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/PinkChintzThyme.jpg, Pink Chintz ThymeGP0|#655bf480-9f97-41b4-9c36-66d80053a12a;L0|#0655bf480-9f97-41b4-9c36-66d80053a12a|Pink Chintz Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus serphyllum
wooly thymewooly thymehttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/WoolyThyme.jpg, wooly ThymeGP0|#941a9880-e631-432d-968b-cd53edd2c4a1;L0|#0941a9880-e631-432d-968b-cd53edd2c4a1|Wooly Thyme;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfThymus pseudolanuginosus
white cloverwhite cloverhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/WhiteClover.jpg, White CloverGP0|#b0243e00-9496-4cdd-bcbe-2e2bc8adf111;L0|#0b0243e00-9496-4cdd-bcbe-2e2bc8adf111|White Clover;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfTrifolium repens
violetviolethttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/SweetViolet.jpg, sweet violetGP0|#61819851-b6d3-4fc2-9939-a5bbbe58c302;L0|#061819851-b6d3-4fc2-9939-a5bbbe58c302|Violet;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfViola odorata
New Zealand burNew Zealand burhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/NewZealandBur.jpg, New Zealand BurGP0|#daf8718a-96cb-4918-a2ae-b3f5fa6a6267;L0|#0daf8718a-96cb-4918-a2ae-b3f5fa6a6267|New Zealand Bur;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfAcaena inermis
yarrowyarrowhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/Yarrow.jpg, YarrowGP0|#9b79c6e6-3744-4144-ae43-23deaedcbdbe;L0|#09b79c6e6-3744-4144-ae43-23deaedcbdbe|Yarrow;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfAchillea millefolium

 

 

Keep Me Dry Lawn2http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Keep Me Dry Lawn<div class="ExternalClass52BC74AF29C44D26840EC1C6106CBBBD"><h3>Properly Maintain your Tapestry Lawn</h3><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0"><p>This selection of plants like it hot and dry, so water occassionally during establishment, then not at all. As these ground cover plants are low growers, they generally do not need mowing. In the spring lightly rake the area to remove dead stems and foliage, then top dress with a thin 1.5cm (1/2”) of finely textured compost to help the plants spread out, fill in any bare spots and reinvigorate the whole lawn for the summer. Some of the ground covers are more tolerant than others of foot traffic, so plan your garden accordingly and use paving stones for pathways and high traffic areas.</p></div><div class="small-12 medium-4 columns pad-0"><br> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/TapestryLawnMaintenance.jpg" alt="" /><br></div></div>

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