Plants that make great lawn alternatives
Whether you want to turn your lawn into a new low-water walkable surface or a mosaic of grassy or blooming perennials, there are plenty of plants to choose from.
- White clover does not show pet stains.
- UC verde buffalo grass and Catlin sedge only need mowing once a year.
- Dymondia is super durable.
- Kurapia's long roots make it a good choice for hillsides and slopes.
- Thyme has a lovely fragrance.
- Red fescue and white clover work in shade.
- Native Mow Free works in part-shade.
- Plant bulbs between grasses for a seasonal meadow effect.
- Mix with flowering perennials to attract hummingbirds, bees, and beneficial insects.
- Place among low-growing groundcovers for easy, low-maintenance mix.
- Place near rocks, boulders, or gravel for attractive contrast.
- Use as edging for paths and patios.