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I think less lawn and more vegetation would be excellent, particularly at the front of my house. My thoughts are
Reduced road noise,
Good for the environment in various ways (water control, road pollution, insect life etc)
I can't see how it won't look a mess!
Is this something you've seen here in the UK please? I think if I were to just get busy with dense planting and a woodland like mulch to help stop weeds I can achieve all the of the good points and keep it looking organised. I like the height though and how impervious it looks.
I have a bit of a blank canvas (tired hedge and bad lawn) and would love to get more green going. I'm pretty busy though and so I could do with achieving relatively low maintenace somehow.
Thanks for reading,