Information About General Lawn Substitutes Information

Grass isn’t the only lawn covering available. There are a number of plants that can be used as lawn substitutes. Alternatives for grass abound and you’ll find many options in the articles that follow, including tips on the best grass alternatives for your particular region – warm or cold, and what to do in high traffic areas.

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Why You Should Ditch The Grass And Grow A Prairie Lawn

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Learn why a prairie yard with native grasses is far more earth-friendly than a standard tuf-grass lawn.

Grass Alternatives For Shade: Lawn Substitutes For Shade Yards

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Many people know the struggle of trying to grow grass in a shady yard. If you're one of these people, consider a shady lawn alternative.

Wildlife Garden Turf: Creating Mini Meadows For Wildlife

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The appeal of a perfect, green lawn is strong, but more people are turning to wildlife-friendly alternatives. A wildflower meadow lawn is one option.

What Is Naturescaping – Tips For Planting A Native Lawn

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing native plants instead of lawns can be better for the local environment and, ultimately, requires less maintenance, but it does require a big initial effort. A lot of work goes into removing existing turf and naturescaping an entirely new landscape. Learn more here.

Wildflower Lawns: Tips On Growing Flowering Lawns

By Teo Spengler

Many people are looking for lawn alternatives to reduce watering, fertilizing, and mowing. Wildflower lawns are one option. This article has more information.

Best Stepable Plants: Learn About Plants That Can Be Walked On

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are walkable plants? They're plants that can safely be walked on. Walkable plants are often used as lawn replacements because they are tough, drought-tolerant, and require very little maintenance. Learn more about them in this article.

What Is A No-Mow Lawn: Tips For Creating A No-Mow Lawn

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the chores that the homeowner must do is mow the lawn. This tedious task helps form a healthy and beautiful turf but is time consuming. A perfect solution is a no mow lawn. What is a no mow lawn? Find out in this article.

Alternatives To Grass: Learn About Lawn Alternatives In Cold Climates

By Jackie Carroll

Ground covers and other lawn alternatives in cold climates are easier to care for and more environmentally friendly than traditional lawns. Read on to find out about cold area grass alternatives that are easy on your budget and your time.

Lawn Alternative Plants For The South: Alternative Lawn Ideas In Warm Climates

By Jackie Carroll

Are you tired of all the work that goes into maintaining a nice lawn? And what about those hot climates? No one enjoys having to manage lawns when it's hot and sticky. Check out some of the warm area grass alternatives in this article.

High Traffic Lawn Options: What Are Some Lawn Alternatives In Play Areas

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Alternatives to lawn grass are not a new concept, but what about those high traffic areas? Explore lawn alternatives for areas with heavy foot traffic in this article. Click here to get more information.

Non-Plant Alternatives to Lawn Grass

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

If you're a busy homeowner looking for something easier or just someone wanting to make a statement, there are many non plant alternatives to traditional grass to accomplish your needs. Read more here.

Plant Alternatives To Traditional Lawn Grass

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Many types of plants can be used to replace traditional grass, from ground covers to ornamental grasses or flowers. This article has more information to help you choose what's right for you.

Using Lawn Substitutes For Your Yard

By Heather Rhoades

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to replace your lawn's grass with something else, you have many options when looking at lawn substitutes. Learn more about them in this article.

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