This Man Decided Not To Mow His Lawn Anymore And Grew Vegetables Instead.

May 6, 2014 5:44 pm Comments Off on This Man Decided Not To Mow His Lawn Anymore And Grew Vegetables Instead. Views: 416

Reddit user locolukas decided he didn’t want to deal with the upkeep of his lawn anymore, so he planted a vegetable garden instead.

This is his front yard seen from the street.

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He started by making 8 6′x4′ raised beds with 1″x10″x10′ reclaimed redwood barn siding.

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He filled the beds with free compost from the city.

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Almost all of his plants grew from seeds. The seeds started sprouting quickly.

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He made an irrigation system.

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The center blocks were filled with compost too. They keep the wood chips off the sidewalk and will be used to create a honeybee sanctuary with lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil.

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Argula came first.

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Then spinach…

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and beets…

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and radishes…

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and carrots!

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There’s also peas…

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And more peas!

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He shares his vegetables with the neighbors.

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He also grows green onions…

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more beets…

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and Romano musica beans.

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There’s tomatillos…

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and cucumbers.

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And there’s peppers…

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and tomatoes…

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and squash blossoms.

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There’s flowers to attract butterflies and bees.

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There’s an herb garden.

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The view from the roof.

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For those that worried about the Home Owners’ Association or bringing down the neighbors property value, here is a side by side of his property line with the neighbor to his east.

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Here’s his neighbors’s house on the west.

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The neighbors’ house is his next project.

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This man did a fantastic job! I’m sure he’s eats much healthier as a result. This makes way more sense than mowing, weeding, and watering a lawn! If you think this is a good idea, share it with others.

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