Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative: Irish Moss (Sagina subulata). When you decide to replace your lawn with a groundcover, you’ll create easy-care beauty that trims your landscape chore list. Select lawn alternatives like you would any other plant.
Thyme Lawn - low maintenance & tough turf alternative
Lawn alternative: Nearly as rugged as ordinary grass, Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatillis) ground cover is fast growing and can take heavy foot traffic. I'd like to see the elfin thyme and green carpet rupturewort together.
Fragrant when crushed underfoot. Perfect for curbside areas, paths and patios. Yellow button blooms in late spring. Hardy in Zones 7 to 10 and cover ground quickly, spreading more than 12 inches annually.