Beautiful, No-Mow Alternatives to a Grass Lawn
While a green, well-manicured grass lawn is a source of pride for many homeowners, it requires a lot of upkeep—not to mention harsh chemicals, fertilizers, weed killers, and water. If you want to stop spending your weekends mowing and mixing up all-natural homemade weed killers, or you live in a drought-prone area with water restrictions, there are some great alternatives to a grass lawn. To find replacements that are both beautiful and low-maintenance, we consulted the pros at Tilly, an online landscape design company, for their top picks.
The biggest mistake homeowners make when forgoing a grass lawn is not creating clear edges or boundaries, which can look disorganized. "However, there is no reason your lawn has to be a 3-inch field of Kentucky Blue mown weekly and treated with fertilizers and herbicides," says Blythe Yost, Tilly's co-founder and head landscape designer. Here are five easy-care alternatives to a grass lawn that are sure to step up your home's curb appeal.