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I have a medium-sized yard that is overgrown with broadleaf weeds. What is the best strategy for fixing it?

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I have a medium-sized yard that is overwrought with broadleaf weeds. I do not chemically treat the lawn because I have pets. Also, the soil is very hard and needs aeration (I get a lot of water from rain in the one quadrant, and there's nowhere for it to go because my lawn is lower than the three homes' lawns that surround me). As well, I have a flowerbed right against the house on the one side, which is level with a basement window. Should I get rid of the flowerbed and maybe cement the area instead? I sometimes get water in my basement, so I want the foundation to be protected. What is the best eco-friendly way to attack these challenges?




 

 

I have a medium-sized yard that is overwrought with broadleaf weeds. I do not chemically treat the lawn because I have pets. Also, the soil is very hard and needs aeration (I get a lot of water from rain in the one quadrant, and there's nowhere for it to go because my lawn is lower than the three homes' lawns that surround me). As well, I have a flowerbed right against the house on the one side, which is level with a basement window. Should I get rid of the flowerbed and maybe cement the area instead? I sometimes get water in my basement, so I want the foundation to be protected. What is the best eco-friendly way to attack these challenges?

Hi Susan,

I am an architect and not a landscape designer but I have worked with this sort of challenge on a number of jobs and at my own home as...



 

 

 
 
 

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