Hot Property: Designers Uproot Tradition

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.

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