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In America, the lawn care industry is worth about $4 billion a year. That’s right, billions and billions of dollars just for land that usually sits there untouched, being green. Don’t get me wrong, I love walking barefoot on a nice lawn, playing games with my kids. But imagine how much food could be grown if people started converting their lawns into gardens.
If you’re sick and tired of pushing your mower around every other weekend and would like to start eating more fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, check out these articles by R. Ann Paris on The Prepper Journal. In them, she documents her experience changing her lawn into a garden and explains her plan.
You can’t just dig some holes, drop seeds in the ground, and turn on the sprinklers. You need to figure out what to plant and where, taking things into consideration such as sunlight, shade, hills, depressions, pests, predators, and more. All of these things are explained in depth.
In the second article, she talks about specific tools and techniques for killing grass, preventing weeds, tilling the soil, and more.