"For a shady property, moss is an excellent no-mow grass substitute. It grows in almost any soil and requires minimal weeding, watering, and fertilizing. Mixing together several varieties will provide a changing collage of color throughout the season.
Thyme Thyme is a drought resistant plant that is a beautiful shade of purple. Save water and glam up your lawn at the same time! While a little foot traffic won't hurt, you should set up a walking path through the thyme to keep from damaging the plants.
(*Pinner's Note* Moss is so appealing. I used to have this one spot in my childhood yard where moss was and I just thought it was so magical. Besides, hugely shaded yards love it.) Where a lawn won't grow, plant moss - no mowing, no fussing, no problem.
Moss Lawn Care – Growing Moss Lawns Instead Of Grass