An interview in the Boston Herald with Principal designer Andrea Nilsen
Another growing residential landscaping trend is low-mow or no-mow lawns, said Andrea Nilsen of Boston’s Nilsen Landscape Design.
“Traditional lawns are intensely needy — water, fertilizing, chemicals, mowing,” Nilsen said.
Nilsen uses clumping grasses that look like lawn but don’t grow and groundcover plantings in lieu of grass. In one Belmont project, Nilsen used huge beds of creeping thyme and barren strawberry as a lawn substitute.