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Stingy with Water Lawn4http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Stingy with Water Lawnhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/TapestryLawn.jpg, http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/TapestryLawn.jpg<div class="ExternalClass85C9134D93FE4A0890CCCA55A1B1E567"><h3>Properly Maintain your Tapestry Lawn</h3><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0"><p>During the summer, and once the plants are well established, watering can be done infrequently. 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="ExternalClassD08ACD7341164BA69591013A6743A9F5"><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</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="ExternalClass92419B4DCA264FF786E41E726FD08697"><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/TapestryPlantingSunny.png" alt="" /> </div> </div>http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Documents/StingywithWaterLawn.pdf, Stingy with Water

 

 

creeping blue veronicacreeping blue veronicahttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/CreepingBlueVeronica.jpg, Creeping Blue VeronicaGP0|#4fd09969-28ad-47f5-bc62-009c0fb0eab5;L0|#04fd09969-28ad-47f5-bc62-009c0fb0eab5|Georgia Blue Creeping Veronica;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfVeronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’
blue star creeperblue star creeperhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/BlueStarCreeper.jpg, Blue Star CreeperGP0|#f4ba9ce3-e74e-41ff-9397-8d226e5e1422;L0|#0f4ba9ce3-e74e-41ff-9397-8d226e5e1422|Blue Star Creeper;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfPratia pedunculata
English daisyEnglish daisyhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/EnglishDaisy.jpg, english DaisyGP0|#e178e154-28f8-414e-9217-880f8665134c;L0|#0e178e154-28f8-414e-9217-880f8665134c|English Daisy;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfBellis perennis
brass buttonbrass buttonhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/BrassButton.jpg, Brass ButtonsGP0|#ac0b9eae-bd4f-434d-aa3c-ec21aa36dab4;L0|#0ac0b9eae-bd4f-434d-aa3c-ec21aa36dab4|Brass Buttons;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfLeptinella squalida
bird’s-eye speedwellbird’s-eye speedwellhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/BirdsEyeSpeedwell.jpg, http://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/BirdsEyeSpeedwell.jpgGP0|#16b5048e-26b1-40ce-a75d-a70faaa9ba69;L0|#016b5048e-26b1-40ce-a75d-a70faaa9ba69|Birds Eye Speedwell;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfVeronica chamaedrys
Whitley’s speedwellWhitley’s speedwellhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/WhitleySpeedwell.jpg, Whitley speedwellGP0|#41f3d479-95c4-4f9b-8b3a-580024fc08ca;L0|#041f3d479-95c4-4f9b-8b3a-580024fc08ca|Whitleys Speedwell;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfVeronica whitleyi

 

 

Stingy with Water Lawn4http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=4Stingy with Water Lawn<div class="ExternalClass85C9134D93FE4A0890CCCA55A1B1E567"><h3>Properly Maintain your Tapestry Lawn</h3><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns pad-0"><p>During the summer, and once the plants are well established, watering can be done infrequently. 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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