When you talk about residential landscaping, you can’t avoid talking about lawns. A lawn is a great addition to any landscape but a lawn can be difficult to maintain. Grass needs to be watered. Plants need to be fertilized and maintained. What if you wanted to ditch the grass lawn? What are your alternatives to grass?
Blue Star Creeper
The Blue Star Creeper is an Australian native that is evergreen all year round. It is effortless to maintain provided you keep it moist until it is established. It also grows quickly and makes for an attractive addition to your landscape design.
Lawn chamomile is a great aromatic alternative to grass. It can serve as a soft ground cover for sunny areas. It is suitable for areas with light foot traffic. Lawn chamomile is also low maintenance. Mowing is not necessary though you can choose to mow once or twice a year to prune dead flowers.
Rocks and Boulders
Boulders are less expensive depending on your location. Boulders need little to no maintenance. You can use them as a tool to enhance your curb appeal. Use different sizes of boulders for a nice grouping effect. You can also group boulders with some tall or low shrubs. Boulders can be used to add shape and geometry to your landscape design.
Beautiful, scented, and useful. What else are you looking for as a lawn alternative? Creeping oregano grows well in sun or even in partial shade. It can also tolerate light to moderate foot traffic. Mow it in early spring for a cleaner look in summer. Creeping oregano is a very hardy plant so it makes for a tough and attractive alternative to grass.
There are plenty of other alternatives to a grass lawn. These are just a few examples. Choose whatever is best for your design. Which one will you be using for your next project?