So you've removed your lawn... Yay! So now what?
All too often I've seen lawns replaced with vast areas of mulch instead of dense plantings of natives or other sustainable plants. Yes, we must plan ahead for mature sizes of trees and shrubs, but that doesn't mean that you need to lay down only mulch while you wait for your trees to grow. Look at this example:
Sad case study
|A too-much-mulch landscape.||The same landscape from the other end.|