Despite the fact that 75% of the 116 million American households have turf as their main landscape,* “traditional” lawn is not for everyone. Our progressive-thinking clients wanted an alternative to the fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, gasoline for mowing, and extra watering required to maintain a “perfect” traditional turf yard. ┬áIn addition, the home requires screening from the traffic and noise from a busy urban street. Through a mix of native and non-native grasses, some blooming pollinator-friendly plants, coniferous species for winter coverage, and gentle topography, we were able to create a front “lawn” that offers many more environmental benefits, privacy, and an aesthetic alternative to a turf lawn.