Evelyn J. Hadden
National speaker and award-winning author of Beautiful No-Mow Yards

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Evelyn Hadden founded the informational website LessLawn in 2001, and has written most of the content. The site offers articles and other resources on lawn alternatives and no-mow yards to help gardeners and homeowners design natural, soul-satisfying landscapes.

Evelyn Hadden joined the provocative and much-praised team blog GardenRant in 2013. She publishes a column twice monthly. Her recent pieces include "We Only Bond with Complex Landscapes" and "Look at My Big Rock".

Evelyn Hadden is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition, a resource for healthier lawns and lawn alternatives. Read articles by Coalition members on the blog, and join the discussion on FaceBook.

  Other Articles by Evelyn Hadden

Less Lawn, More Butterflies
Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, June 19, 2013

Shrink your lawn and increase butterfly habitat with these easy design strategies. (Reprinted from Butterfly Gardener, the magazine of the North American Butterfly Association.)

Here's to No-Blow Gardens
GardenRant, March 21, 2013

Marshalling the arguments against using leaf blowers in lieu of rakes and brooms.

Soil Food Web Basics
VermaGreen Organics Blog, February 15, 2012

Strategies for continuously improving soil life, the foundation of a healthy garden.

Landscapes That Love Us Back
Lawn Reform Coalition Blog, February 14, 2012

What makes a place special enough to touch our hearts?

Cutting Back on Lawn Chemicals
Lawn Reform Coalition Blog, November 2011

If you'd like to cut back on lawn chemicals, for environmental reasons or financial ones, consider these strategies.

Ditching the Lawn
Lawn Reform Coalition Blog, August 2011

Convert a manicured lawn in a ditch to a beautiful, functional swale garden.


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