A winner has been contacted. Thanks to everyone who entered!
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Today half of the country is frozen solid from an epic cold front that has even us Southerners shivering. It was 22 degrees here in South Central Texas which is a far cry from the negative, double-digits my friends in the Great Lakes are experiencing.
But still. It’s cold outside, y’all.
The nippiness is yet another body blow on our yard, too. Between the drought, the highs of summer, and the unseasonable chilliness of this winter, our yard has taken a beating over the last couple of years.
Which is why I’ve enjoyed cozying up with a steaming hot cuppa and thumbing through a review copy of Pam Penick’s new book, Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard * (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Pam is an award-winning gardening blogger who happens to live a little over an hour away from me. Her fantastic blog, Digging, which is all about “gardening wisely and beautifully in a hot climate.”
The book isn’t just for those of us in (typically) warmer climes, however. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a lovely, low-maintenance yard that doesn’t gobble up precious resources like water and our spare time. There are recommendations for plants suitable in various parts of the country as well as tips on how to deal with neighbors and HOAs who aren’t, um, as sophisticated about the topic of eco-friendly landscapes. Practical and no-nonsense writing coupled with gorgeous photography makes this the sort of book that you’ll turn to time and again as you join ranks with other homeowners in the “anti-lawn” movement.
Sound good? And are you feeling lucky?
Then hold on to your earmuffs, gang, because I’m giving away a copy of Lawn Gone! to one lucky RedWhiteandGrew.com reader this month.
Readers, would you like a chance to win Lawn Gone!? Leave a comment below describing why and/or how you’d use the information in this book in your own yard. (You’re also encourage to pin this post over on Pinterest for extra Karma points.)
The deadline to enter the drawing is Friday, January 15, 2014 at 5PM. The winner, chosen at random, will be announced in an update on this post the following week and via the RW&G Facebook page.
Good luck everyone! And stay warm!