Corsican Mint ~ Wonderful, mat forming groundcover that features tight green, aromatic foliage. Tiny lavender flowers in summer. Plant as a lawn substitution or between stones so that the gentle scent of mint is released when walked on. Excellent for front entryways and back patios. Will take moist areas as well as normal landscape scenarios and will reseed easily in the garden.

Stepables, a grassy replacement for walkways and small areas - soft and cool to the touch, and the more they get stepped on, the more they thrive!

Mazus reptans- Purple Mazus Tough and durable low-growing mat becomes covered with abundant, tiny purple flowers in early spring. Fast growing, bright green leaves creep and spread hugging the ground as it grows. Use as a lawn substitute, to fill voids in patios or tuck in between stepping stones. This versatile plant will take more than it's share of abuse and keep on growing!

Corsican Mint- Beautiful shade loving ground cover that doesn't mind foot traffic and smells like creme de menthe!

Irish Moss (Sagina subulata) & stones - Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative : Home Improvement : DIY Network

wooly thyme, creeping thyme,

Walk-On-Me Plant is a creeping thyme that grows only 3" tall. (Also called Mother of Thyme). Plant around flagstones or for a decorative, dense-growing ground cover. Walk on it and the whole area will be filled with the aromatic smell of fresh thyme. It grows well in partial shade to full sun and hard-to-plant areas. Spreads rapidly.

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.

Few other ground covers are as easy or long-blooming as Blue Star Creeper. If you're looking for a colorful, low-maintenance replacement for your lawn or pathways, then this is the plant for you! ♣ 13.3.20

Making a Japanese Moss Garden... Propagating Moss Take a clump of healthy moss and crumble it into your blender. Add 2 cups of buttermilk and 2 cups of water Blend at the lowest speed until it is completely mixed and the consistency of a thin milk shake. (add water if necessary) Paint the mixture onto rocks, pots or statuary, or simply pour it on the ground wherever you'd like your moss to grow!

This is kent oregano. It's not only a wonderful herb but also a favorite of hummingbirds.

groundcover: creeping jenny, love, love, love creeping jenny - spreads fast, disease resistant, low maintenance, chokes out weeds, and the amazing color contrast with other plants is amazing!

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Lawn Alternatives

full sun, low maintenance, drought tolerant plants

TURKISH VERONICA (Veronica liwanensis): One of the most beautiful of all ground cover plants. Spreading sheets of tiny, rounded, dark green leaves 1-3 inches tall are smothered for 1 to 3 months in spring with clusters of tiny, true blue, lipped blossoms. Foliage turns burgundy-green in fall. Drought tolerant once established. Likes well-drained soils in full to part sun. Beautiful planted between paving stones. Photo courtesy of Sooner Plant Farm.

Thyme 'Lawn'

rather than grass plant sedum!! Never mow! Walk on it and get thicker sedum... why doesn't everyone do this? it's TOO green...

Foot-traffic resistant ground covers

Buckingham Palace, London uses camomile instead of grass. A camomile lawn will release fragrance when you walk on it. Good idea.