alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

Benefits of a Clover Lawn: Benefits of Clover    - Nitrogen fixating    - High drought tolerance    - Green year round    - Pet urine resistant    - Grows in bad soil    - Fertilizes surrounding plants

Benefits of a Clover Lawn: Benefits of Clover - Nitrogen fixating - High drought tolerance - Green year round - Pet urine resistant - Grows in bad soil - Fertilizes surrounding plants

If pollen season wreaks havoc on your sinuses and you mow your lawn in a hazmat suit, take heart. Here are some solutions for landscaping without grass.

If pollen season wreaks havoc on your sinuses and you mow your lawn in a hazmat suit, take heart. Here are some solutions for landscaping without grass.

Creeping Perennials: Ground-hugging perennials like vinca, thyme, and creeping Jenny make an excellent no-mow lawn cover. (#lawn #garden)

Creeping Perennials: Ground-hugging perennials like vinca, thyme, and creeping Jenny make an excellent no-mow lawn cover. (#lawn #garden)

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.

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…

Irish Moss (groundcover). Irish moss is less fussy about the type of soil. And stays a deep green color with fluffy foliage. Likes full sun to partial shade but they also like water and believe it or not for as delicate as it appears.  are Almost as sturdy as grass!

Irish Moss (groundcover). Irish moss is less fussy about the type of soil. And stays a deep green color with fluffy foliage. Likes full sun to partial shade but they also like water and believe it or not for as delicate as it appears. are Almost as sturdy as grass!

Chamomile Lawn Plants: Tips For Growing Chamomile Lawns.  An unusual alternative to ordinary grass lawns.

Chamomile Lawn Plants: Tips For Growing Chamomile Lawns. An unusual alternative to ordinary grass lawns.

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