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

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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.

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Blog: Groundcovers You Can Step On. Tips on which groundcovers will take foot traffic and make a great alternative lawn. Shown here: Turkish Speedwell (Veronica liwanensis)

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Beautiful lawn alternative: Wildflower and native-plant garden with central bermed bed and generous path

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Keep Off the Grass: 5 Traditional Lawn Alternatives

Corsican Mint ground cover. The lowest-growing of all mints, mentha requienii prefers dry to moist soil and medium to full sun. It tolerates foot traffic well and when trampled, gives off a pleasant creme de menthe aroma. Corsican mint can even be used to make a tasty peppermint-like tea.

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Thymus serpyllum (Creeping or elfin thyme) - Around paving stones - Gardens Inspiration, Front Courtyards, Elfin Thyme, Alice In Wonderland, Ground Covers, Thymus Serpyllum, Pave Stones, Creeping Thyme, Thymusserpyllum

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24 inspiring lawn-free yards

Landscape by Marilyn Waterman in CA. :: Landscaping without Grass - Sunset

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