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.
This relatively simple sidewalk garden makes a big statement in a small space. A simple boxwood border and snaking line create pockets for the fireworks-like texture of ornamental grasses. We love the plant choice; the evergreen boxwood looks great all year long and the grasses shine from summer through early spring.