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.

Ground cover instead of a grass lawn! Better for bees, environment and utility…

Ground cover instead of a grass lawn! Better for bees, environment, utility bill, easy maintenance and so pretty! <== wouldn't use artificial grass myself. other stuff is great!

Very drought tolerant, low-growing Elfin Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) forms a tight solid mat of green foliage that blooms with light pink flowers in summer. The sun-loving plant is a vigorous creeper that stands up to foot traffic. And, did I mention the scent?

Elfin Thyme

Very drought tolerant, low-growing Elfin Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) forms a tight solid mat of green foliage that blooms with light pink flowers in summer. The sun-loving plant is a vigorous creeper that stands up to foot traffic.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping: Replace Your Lawn with Grass Alternatives - Green Homes - Natural Home & Garden

Low-Maintenance Landscaping: Replace Your Lawn with Grass Alternatives - Green Homes - Natural Home & Garden

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives by Evelyn J. Presents alternative options to a grass lawn, discussing methods for converting a lawn to a garden, different types of gardens, and recommended plants.

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

12 Water-Wise Groundcovers

DROUGHT TOLERANT ALTERNATIVES TO LAWNS With drought a perennial problem even in typically greener parts of the country, homeowners might want to reconsider the thirsty, maintenance-intense lawn and try some of these ground covers instead.

perenial ground cover that can be walked on | it s a perennial drought tolerant fragrant and evergreen in most ...

Thymus praecox 'Elfin' (Creeping Thyme) - Photo Courtesy of STEPABLES®. [spreading sedum and creeping thyme are favorites because they can handle some foot traffic and neglect]

Irish Moss (Sagina subulata) & stones - 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.

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.

Elfin Thyme

Mondo grass is a sod-forming perennial that serves as a hardy and attractive groundcover in a garden or backyard setting. As an alternative to regular grass, mondo is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed.

Mondo grass ophipogon is a sod-forming perennial that serves as a hardy and attractive groundcover in a garden or backyard setting. As an alternative to regular grass, mondo is a low maintenance turf that never needs to be mowed.

Grass alternative in mass planting of Pachysandra terminalis groundcover around tree in shade

Grass alternative in mass planting of Pachysandra terminalis groundcover around tree in shade with lawn, fence

Thyme is a drought resistant plant that is a beautiful shade of purple.  Save water and glam up your lawn at the same time! While a little foot traffic won't hurt, you should set up a walking path through the thyme to keep from damaging the plants.

When the Grass is Not Greener: 10 Plant Alternatives to Spruce Up Your Lawn

Thyme Thyme is a drought resistant plant that is a beautiful shade of purple. Save water and glam up your lawn at the same time! While a little foot traffic won't hurt, you should set up a walking path through the thyme to keep from damaging the plants.

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.

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

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.

Elfin Thyme

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.

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