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Lia Leendertz considers lawn alternatives

Een speelse tuin. Klimplanten als omlijsting van een schommel of pergola zonwering.

For one of my birthdays i received a swing set as a present. I loved the swing set so much and i spent so much time outside playing on the swings. I want my children to have something that they love and will always remember.

A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

I'll read up on its water requirements and sun needs later. Grass alternative for lawn.[A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

DIY Moss Graffiti!.  Not sure that ill ever need this....

DIY Moss Graffiti, couldn't work out if this should be in gardening or crafty, looks fun either way.

I love the idea of a wooly thyme backyard...no mowing, watering or weeding! And it's so soft on barefeet...

Thymus pseudolanuginosus - Woolly Thyme

Woolly thyme- or Thymus pseudolanuginosus- For planting in between the railroad tie steps; strong root system stops soil from eroding.

Lay a flagstone path. Pretty, hm? I know I'm...thinking too big. But you know me; as soon as I get into something, I skip right to the cool stuff. You know what's odd? I never thought I would become obsessed with gardening.

How to Lay a Flagstone Path

I want tons of flagstone paths like this one. Its wide and gentle curves form generous planting pockets filled with Mazus reptans, a flowering ground cover. I LOVE Flagstone + Paths!

Picturesque and colorful petunias create gorgeous centerpieces for garden design and yard landscaping. A creative container or a hanging basket with these flowering plants that bloom from spring to fa

Picturesque and colorful petunias create gorgeous centerpieces for garden design and yard landscaping. A creative container or a hanging basket with these flowering plants that bloom from spring to fa - Gardening Design

Love this look. Maybe I will try this     around the Maple trees

Affordable Garden Path Ideas

Ground cover for stepping stone path. Ground cover plants that can tolerate foot traffic: Creeping Thyme, Blue Star Creeper, Brass Buttons, Creeping Mazus, Sedum.

The checkerboard path features alternating squares of concrete, crushed brick and gravel.

Another idea for front yard? The checkerboard path features alternating squares of concrete, crushed brick and gravel. Without the crushed brick tho. Just the gravel

Foot-traffic-friendly groundcovers that compete well with weeds and stay relatively short without mowing include mat-forming creeping thyme, grasslike blue sedge (Carex glauca), and mounding moss phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).

Lawn-Less Yard Solutions

Foot-Traffic-Friendly Groundcovers Compete well w/weeds & Stay relatively short w/o Mowing include: Mat-forming Creeping Thyme, Grasslike Blue Sedge (Carex Glauca), & Mounding Moss Phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).

Stepping stones with creeping thyme - path to swing set. Big stones pretty close together.

NOTE Stepping stones with low creeping thyme - path to driveway so I can walk with heels. Big stones pretty close together.

Step Into an Oasis | Live Carpet | SouthernLiving.com - Would love something like this in place of the square cement pad in my backyard.

Step Into an Oasis

Live Carpet Low-creeping plants, such as mazus or dwarf mondo grass, look great planted between flagstones. They frame each stone in green. My vision for my cobblestones.

DIY Garden Path of Leaves by leyile.com from http://6let.ru/44-delaem-dorozhku-iz-listev.html: Lovely! #DIY #Garden_Path #Leaves

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

Leaf stepping stones DIY-YES! Kid friendly project that they will LOVE putting outside! Need some elephant ears now.

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