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Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC
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Home Landscape Using Only Native Plants
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Lawn extension with short prairie grasses - Little Bluestem, Hairy Grama, Blue Grama, Side Oats Grama, and Prairie Dropseed.
Lawn Alternatives I consider lawn to be a nonnative and
Lawn alternative: Blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) is a superb drought-tolerant lawn alternative. You can keep it trimmed to look like a traditional
grass. drought tolerant lawn alternative
Blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) is a superb drought-tolerant lawn alternative. You can keep it trimmed
Lawn AlternativesI consider lawn to be a nonnative and invasive phenomenon. The idea of lawn comes from England, where cooler and wetter temperatures make
gracilis) is a superb drought-tolerant lawn alternative. You can keep it trimmed to look like a traditional lawn, or let it grow and see the awesome seed
Blue grama grass (alternative to lawn)
“Lawn alternative: Blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) is a superb drought-tolerant lawn alternativ” — martharuffin
The Garden Consultants, Inc.
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Sedges
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Lawn freedom! A sumptuous greens ward to swim through
“Sedge...lawn alternative. Can mow 2x a yr or leave tall” “Emancipation from lawn slavery yet natural and beautiful!” “Mow
allowed to grow long to provide a very nice natural look. This type of alternative lawn has been growing in popularity as more gardeners are discovering the
more meadow-like look, or mow it a few times a year to maintain more of a lawn look. Sedge can handle light foot traffic and is native to nearly every state
state in the U.S., depending on the variety.Growing tips: Mow your sedge lawn in the spring to remove any winter burn, and let the seeds drop after they
infrequent mowing schedule. You also have the option of completely reworking your lawn into a short-grass meadow of sedges (the Carex genus of grasses). Carex grasses
“lawns” — shamian
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Fairfax County Hot Tubs, Fire Pit and Outdoor Furniture Specialists
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Harrison Interiors
Washington DC Interior Designer
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June Scott Design
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Altadena Craftsman
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and other hardscaped areas bring softness to a lawn-free yard. Grasses can also be a good lawn alternative in a front yard, especially paired with paving-stone
and other hardscaped areas bring softness to a lawn-free yard. Grasses can also be a good lawn alternative in a front yard, especially paired with paving-stone
“pink-tipped grasses” — guyi
Fairfax County Hot Tubs, Fire Pit and Outdoor Furniture Specialists
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David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc.
24 Reviews
Mediterranean Style Home and Gardens
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Like some of lawn alternatives featured to think of drought as well
to 9, this evergreen ground cover is a perfect way to achieve a no-grass lawn. Opt for regular mondo grass, which grows up to 6 inches tall, or choose
lawn alternative...mondo grass for lawn...replace lawn...Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives
“Walkway” — zubizu
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Moss & Moss Lawns
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and spacing when planted, a moss lawn could take a year to fill in.
Moss (Hypnum or Thuidium spp) For those with moist, shady areas and acidic soil, moss lawns can be ideal
use as a lawn, too. If you already have patches of moss growing in your shaded turf, take a cue from nature and consider replacing your lawn with moss
or Thuidium spp)For those with moist, shady areas and acidic soil, moss lawns can be ideal. Its low-growing habit eliminates the need for mowing, and the
through it daily, plan to add a flagstone walkway to avoid damaging your lawn. Depending on the variety, moss is adapted to zones 4 to 10 and is native
weeks. Depending on the growing conditions and spacing when planted, a moss lawn could take a year to fill in.
Moss as an alternative to lawn.
“moss as lawn, shade required” — rooibos11
Waterwise Landscapes Incorporated
Valley backyard
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Blue Grama Grass-grows 6 to 12 inches tall. Great as a lawn alternative that slowly spreads
just make you want to take out your lawn?)
Growing 6 to 12 inches tall, blue grama is great as a lawn alternative that slowly spreads by rhizomes and
Blue Grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) 6-12 inches lawn alternative- dense root system perfect fo preventing soil erosion in full sun and
Mississippi River Growing 6 to 12 inches tall, blue grama is great as a lawn alternative that slowly spreads by rhizomes and seed (you can even mow it). Blue
Mississippi RiverGrowing 6 to 12 inches tall, blue grama is great as a lawn alternative that slowly spreads by rhizomes and seed (you can even mow it). Blue
you can see in this image. (Doesn’t it just make you want to take out your lawn?)
“alternative to lawn” — wendyejacobs
Gregory Davis & Associates
7 Reviews
Lawn Alternative
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have to be gravel and cactus! We love using this Dymondia margaretae as a lawn replacement. Look it up on Wikipedia for more information.
Low Water Lawn Alternative w paver dwy
Nice lawn alternatives...Kurt: Nice lawn alternatives...Lawn alternative...Reduced front lawn....Lawn Alternative
“Flagstone” — ckrylov
Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture
4 Reviews
Foster Rd
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This lawn, one created with native grasses, stands in contrast to the previous
lawn replacement - buffalo grass or blue grama
complex or messy.Great grasses for a new lawn
Other considerations:Even low-maintenance lawn alternatives need some maintenance: seasonal mowing,
existing traditional lawn — many areas have requirements and guidelines for what you can do in the front yard.Ensure that your lawn alternative is kept attractive
for a list of recommendations.More: Get Along With Less LawnThe Case for Losing the Traditional Lawn
Forgoing a lawn for a planting of short ornamental grasses is an excellent way to maintain a horizontal plane of green without weekly maintenance. Some
“Grass” — luccombe
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