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Alternatives to Traditional Lawns

In some cases, due to extreme shade or heavy traffic traditional lawns are more intense to manage. To cut down on required maintenance consider establishing an alternative landscape feature.

Flower garden Some alternatives to the classic turf lawn include:

  • Perennial Gardens
  • Rock Gardens
  • Low-Maintenance or native ground cover
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Trees and Shrubs

Some of the advantages to using these alternatives are:

  • Perennial plants will re-grow every yearTomatoes on the vine
  • Native ground cover, and rock gardens to not require as much water
  • Growing your own vegetables provides fresh produce
  • Trees, shrubs and other plant life will attract native wildlife to your yard

For more information on native plants and naturalization see:

Last update: September 21, 2017