By Gail Maifeld, Master Gardener
Urban yards are looking different these days, as more and more residents are repurposing the turf space to flower or vegetable gardens. Major newspaper and magazines are publishing articles about gardens, pollinator friendly gardens, insect attracting gardens, and growing vegetables. Homeowners are getting onboard with gardening.
Tara Nolan sees endless possibilities in front yards in her book Gardening Your Front Yard. Nolan guides the reader via topics like, Front Yard Living, Eco-Friendly Ideas, and troubleshooting problems the gardener might face. There are sections about the construction of a pergola/arbor, installing a block patio, rain barrels, planting a hedge, and a guide to building solitary nesting sites. Each section includes pictures and diagrams.
Gardening Your Front Yard is a great book, that answers questions, adds depth to existing gardening, and creates enthusiasm for any gardening experience.