when we first moved in our lawn looked green like this. in a few months that changed entirely.
we first decided to solarize a portion so that we could replant with grass instead of weeds. but the summer last year was not too hot, and this is how it ended up... sad!
then we decided to sheet mulch the entire front yard, but first we had to dig out the grass in the middle.
then we collected cardboard for months and laid it down.
October 2007: we planted some stuff in the yard from our old p-patch, then we covered everything up with cardboard and mulch- it looked pretty nice in the beginning.
now it looks like this (but there is some ecoturf growing in the middle that you can't see yet and the wide-angle lens distorts it a bit)
suffice to say, it's not over yet! we did actually receive some compliments from neighbors in the past two days, which was nice!