It’s easy being green: here are 5 lawn alternatives
Think about what the perfect lawn looks like. Is it green, weedless, and tidy?
This is starting to change.
Herbs, vegetables, berries and fruits – they’re terrific options when it comes to replacing part or all of your lawn. Look at kitchen garden designs for inspiration and you can freeze what you don’t enjoy for a taste of summer in winter.
For shade or part-shade areas, these plants will thrive:
- mustard greens
In sunnier spots, you can’t go wrong with these:
- beets (add the leafy tops to your salad)
Drought tolerant and easy to grow, ornamental grasses can add a variety of colours and movement to your garden. Large statement varieties provide additional interest in your garden. Laying paths and adding seating areas can enhance this space.
These attractive grasses will surely impress:
This type of lawn is a patchwork of colourful low-growing plants. These can include:
- woolly thyme
For higher traffic areas, use more robust plants.