With all the talk of replacing thirsty traditional grass lawns, we wanted to present options for lovers of the lawn look. As you will see, replacing water-thirsty grass lawns can lead to new garden vistas. And while you can effectively replace lawns with groundcovers like Dymondia, why not reconsider your whole landscape or portions of it?!
(Below) The chartreuse Scotch Moss creates a rolling lawn effect in between large pavers/stepping stones. Despite its name, Scotch Moss is not a true moss but rather a short creeping perennial frequently used in rock gardens or around stepping stones for a soft, lush effect. In early summer, it explodes with a sprinkling of star-shaped white flowers.
(Below) Have fun! Plant a variety of groundcovers and drought-tolerant perennials in between short hedges. Let our team of dedicated plant professionals help you select plants that require less water than a traditional grass lawn.
(Below) Dymondia, which can handle foot traffic and yet is soft underfoot, creates a pleasant pathway when mingled with stepping stones. Tall, spiky Kangaroo Paws help fashion a striking look.
(Below) A Before and After photo shows how a yard can go from drab and sad to simply gorgeous! The lawn here is Dymondia.
(Below) Even homes where traditional green lawns once grew can benefit from a lawn of Dymondia.
Thyme, Red Apple (center below) and Sedum groundcovers also use less water than traditional lawns.
Native to South Africa, Red Apple Ice Plant (Aptenia Cordifolia) is an attractive, drought-tolerant succulent marked by long trailing stems with bright green, heart-shaped leaves. Its low growth habit makes it an effective ground cover.
Part of the fun of groundcovers are the many hues of color groundcovers can bring to a garden. Shades of grey, green, and mauve all add new dimension to a landscape.
(Below) Creeping Thyme in bloom.
Footsteps along a pathway typically will release the wonderful aroma of thyme.
Here are more groundcovers that will help you with your water conservation efforts.
Sedums (above) are perennials and are admired for their distinctive fleshy foliage and intense colors. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or CJ for help planning your garden. They can help you learn how to best prepare soil for planting (different plants have different soil requirements and needs), what kind of sunlight certain plants need, how to best water your plants and much more.