alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

Attractive alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic.

Thyme Ground Cover - Thyme Establishing a creeping thyme lawn takes a few years but is well worth it when you reap the rewards. Thyme likes hot, dry temperatures, so it never needs watering.

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Fleur de Lawn is a flowering eco-lawn mix with low growing perennial flowers that change color and texture through the seasons. It was developed at Oregon State University through research on eco-friendly landscapes; $29.95 for a 1-pound bag at Pro Time Lawn Seed. Image via Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.

Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes

Lawn Alternatives - Hardy flowers you can walk and play on, awesome!

Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives

Lawn Alternative: Pink Chintz Thyme - hardy & flowers in Summer; you can walk on, and very drought tolerant!

Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative : Home Improvement : DIY Network

Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative

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.

Wooly thyme, among others, makes a perfectly behaved lawn alternative. Sweet smelling, drought tolerant and never needs mowing or fertilizing.  What could be better?  The feel of it on bare toes is a textural treat, and the look of a happy thyme lawn adds romance and an established feel to the xeric garden.  Plant some among pavers too.

Thyme Lawn - low maintenance & tough turf alternative

Wooly thyme, among others, makes a perfectly behaved lawn alternative. Sweet smelling, drought tolerant and never needs mowing or fertilizing. The feel of it on bare toes is a textural treat.

Lawn replaced with "tough-as-nails dymondia" | harmonyinthegarden.com

Dymondia margaretae and Carex as drought-tolerant lawn substitutes. used together with other great drought tolerant plants.Shades of Gray in a No-Lawn Front Garden — Gossip in the Garden

Benefits of a Clover Lawn: Benefits of Clover    - Nitrogen fixating    - High drought tolerance    - Green year round    - Pet urine resistant    - Grows in bad soil    - Fertilizes surrounding plants

Have No Fear of Clover - Organic Lawn Care Tips for "Greener" Grass - Bob Vila

Surprisingly nearly as rugged as ordinary grass, Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatillis) ground cover is fast growing and can take heavy foot traffic. It creates a floral meadow in the spring and summer.

Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes

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.

no-mow lawn (chamomile, clover, yarrow)

Susan Jackson’s meadow lawn of colorful English daisies, clover and low-growing grasses make spending more time in these lounge chairs easy.

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Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative

Red Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’) If you're tired of your high-maintenance lawn, discover a wide array of good-looking plants you can use as grass substitutes.

Blue star creeper ground cover - perennial, grows in all kinds of conditions... looks dainty but is very hardy. Blooms appear in spring and can continue all summer when plants are happy!

How to Choose Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives

Give your home true curb appeal by replacing street-side lawn with sweetly scented Roman chamomile. This perennial groundcover releases a wonderful fragrance when crushed underfoot — it’s perfect for curbside areas, paths and patios. Yellow button blooms punctuate the bright green leaves in late spring. Plants are hardy in Zones 7 to 10 and cover ground quickly, spreading more than 12 inches annually.

How to Choose Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives

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.

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