Homeowners opt for plants instead of high-maintenance grass

05/21/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Tired of the upkeep required to keep a lawn green, some homeowners are opting for alternatives such as perennial or vegetable gardens, ground covers and xeriscapes. "It's a labor of love, community, and artistic expression, and much more satisfying than a lawn," said Boston homeowner Jennifer Wry, who transformed a grub-infested lawn into perennial garden.

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