Minimalist lawn care

Minimalist lawn care

Hi folks, I'm new to the community. I live in zone 6a (Massachusetts). My wife and I have lived in our new house just over a year, and we have very small grass lawns in the front and back.

I had a tough time with crabgrass weeds and Japanese beetle grubs last summer, and towards the end of the season the lawn looked yellow and dead. It still pretty much looks like a moonscape, even as neighbor's lawns green up. Friends, family and coworkers in the area have no good advice -- none of them need to water or fertilize their grass.

What I'm looking for is the least I can do to have a stable, fairly green lawn. The least in terms of time and money spent, and definitely in terms of water, pesticides and chemicals used. I appreciate all advice, thanks very much!
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raised bed materials

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