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

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

Rock Garden A rock garden can be an attractive alternative to a grass lawn. This one has a rock streambed as the centerpiece, with low-water perennials flanking and overflowing its sides. The garden's natural look offers a lot of color and visual interest.

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Rock Garden A rock garden can be an attractive alternative to a grass lawn. This one has a rock streambed as the centerpiece, with low-water perennials flanking and overflowing its sides. The garden's natural look offers a lot of color and visual interest.

Kick the lawnmower to the curb! DIYNetwork.com landscape experts offer up 12 low-maintenance groundcovers and plants that can be used to replace grass. #grassalternatives #landscapetips #HTL

Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative

Kick the lawnmower to the curb! DIYNetwork.com landscape experts offer up 12 low-maintenance groundcovers and plants that can be used to replace grass. #grassalternatives #landscapetips #HTL

Seriously, I want to do this anywhere we would want grass. It only needs to be mowed once per year, after the flowers have bloomed, and weeding a few times a year.

Seriously, I want to do this anywhere we would want grass. It only needs to be mowed once per year, after the flowers have bloomed, and weeding a few times a year.

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)

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)

Fleur de Lawn is a flowering eco-lawn mix with low growing perennial flowers that change color and texture through the seasons. It was developed at Oregon State University through research on eco-friendly landscapes; $29.95 for a 1-pound bag at Pro Time Lawn Seed. Image via Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.

Fleur de Lawn is a flowering eco-lawn mix with low growing perennial flowers that change color and texture through the seasons. It was developed at Oregon State University through research on eco-friendly landscapes; $29.95 for a 1-pound bag at Pro Time Lawn Seed. Image via Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.

Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

PT 755 Fleur de Lawn®

My first (very) successful Eco-lawn. Fleur de Lawn, an herbaceous, flowering lawn alternative and a longtime favorite in the northwest is very drought tolerant and stays green with little care. The nitrogen fixating clover naturally self-feeds the...

A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme

A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme

Maybe between my raised garden beds...instead of all those weeks! Red Creeping Thyme. grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. perennial. repels mosquitoes. can grow as entire lawn.

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