Organic Control of Curl Grubs in Lawn

If you’ve ever been digging in the garden and discovered plump, pale coloured grubs beneath the soil that curl up into a “C” shape when disturbed, these are Curl Grubs. Curl grubs are the larvae of various species of cockchafers or scarab beetles (family Scarabaeidae). Depending on where you are in the world, these curlContinue reading “Organic Control of Curl Grubs in Lawn”

How to Choose the Right Lawn Alternatives

Don’t want a lawn? Lawn alternatives are suitable for low–traffic areas where the plants won’t get trampled on too heavily, or to fill the gaps between pavers. What lawn alternative plants do very well is form a nice thick mat which is quite effective at suppressing weed growth to almost zero. They also provide aContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Lawn Alternatives”

Lawn Alternatives – Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme ‘Coccineus’ growing in my French drain Alternatives to Lawn When is a lawn not a lawn? When it is a lawn alternative – something other than grass! Lawns are everywhere, and for better or for worse they are a deeply ingrained part of our culture. Even though you can grow lawns more sustainably,Continue reading “Lawn Alternatives – Creeping Thyme”