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Episode One: "A Backyard Makeover in Ravenna"

Synopsis: Doug and Greg makeover a small backyard in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood. They talk with the homeowner about weeds, excess lawn, what's not working and what she would like to see, including the use of low maintenance native plants.

Greg explains techniques for "shrinking a lawn," cutting a new edge, removing old sod and choosing an assortment of appropriate plants. Includes a step-by-step demonstration of how to "sheet mulch.

Show resources:

Interactive Native Plant Guide

Replacing lawn with native plants

List of native plant nurseries

Native plant resources

Native plant salvage program

Mulch - Build Healthy Soil

Please Note: This list of resources is provided by King County as a courtesy to the public and does not endorse or guarantee the quality of the service offered or provided.

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Yard Talk is brought to you by KCTV and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

For questions about this web page, please contact Greg Rabourn, Community Stewardship Specialist, Water and Land Resources Division.