Are you really tired of mowing and maintaining your lawn? Have you ever thought of trying some alternatives to your lawn grass. Here are some of the alternatives that hardly requires any labor and very less maintenance.
Is there any nuisance with your lawn grass or you are really tired of mowing and maintaining your lawn? Whatever be it, it really becomes hard at times spending hours and hundreds of dollars maintaining the lawn grass. And sometimes even after spending lot of labor and money, they die of insufficient rainfall. So, why not have an alternative to grasses with low maintenance and almost no labor.
There are a number of options for you to choose as an alternative to your lawn and believe me most of them can be found at your local gardening stores. You can have any of the following choices as an alternative, but a good knowledge on these is always an added advantage.
Groundcover – One of the best choices is the groundcover plant, which has a tendency to grow and spread out in the horizontal direction, thus requiring less trimming. Some common varieties of groundcover that can be your best choice are Bishops Weed, Juniper and Alyssum.
Herbs – There are some of the herbal groundcovers, especially Corsican Mint and Thyme. These herbs have a nature of creeping quickly, thus leaving a green thick carpet that is great to walk on. These herbs also can be your alternative to lawn grass, as they hardly require any mowing.
Moss Plants – Moss, as you know can be grown and found in abundance, so you can use it as your groundcover. Also, mosses retain their green color throughout along with their soft texture.
Ornamental Grass – Another best choice can be ornamental grass, which can be used for outdoor carpeting and are soft enough to walk on. Besides being a substitute for the lawn grass, it can add to the beauty of your yard as many of the ornamental grasses have flowers. Also, it requires low maintenance and need of fertilizer is also very little.
Xeriscaping Plants – To keep up with the increasing cost and inadequate rain, another new idea that is cropping up is the use of xeriscaping plants instead of lawn. The term actually refers to the creation of a landscape artificially to withstand drought.
Clover – Furthermore, Clovers can also be a better supplement for your lawn as they hardly require any hard work and on top of that blossoms small decorative flowers. Despite being a substitute for grasses, the clover is a fixer of nitrogen too. Also, clover has a tendency to grow horizontally, unlike grass that grows that are vertical. So, clovers are always lower than grasses and needs less maintenance. Some of the commonly found clovers are Yellow Blossom, Red Clover and Dutch White.
With so many inexpensive choices, what are you waiting for? It’s the time to break the conventional idea of soft plush lawn grass and go for something that is much cheaper and needs less maintenance.
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