Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:26
Hi Chris, I removed my lawns several years ago as I honestly felt they took far too much work for such little return on my clay soil. They were replaced with bark, underplanted with all sorts of things including early bulbs (eg snowdrops, fritillaries, aconites, lots of different miniature narcissi/daffodils), celendine, hardy geraniums, various hardy cyclamen. No work needed at all now other than spreading a bit of fresh bark every couple of years or so. Just something to consider, although I do understand those who actually like a bit of lawn, even though I don't miss it one iota!