There’s a reason why traditional grass lawns are so popular. They feel great under our feet and – if well maintained – look beautiful. But that’s the key – maintenance. Looking for a still beautiful, but less time-consuming lawn alternative? Here are five options!
- Ornamental grass. Drought-resistant and low-maintenance, ornamental grasses are pretty and easy. Pretty much the opposite of a traditional lawn.
- Moss. One of the easiest lawns out there. You don’t have to mow it or water it and moss loves shady areas, where conventional grass may not want to grow.
- Red creeping thyme. A beautiful alternative to grass, red creeping thyme forms a dense mat that can be walked on.
- Clover. An extremely affordable option that also acts as a soil conditioner. Clover lawns do well in poor soil, so if you have trouble growing traditional grass, clover may be your best bet.
Flower bed. If you have a smaller yard, you may want to convert the entire area into a flower bed. The key is to plant native varieties and use lots of low crawling plants so you don’t have to spend all your time weeding.