Despite the appeal of a wall-manicured grass lawn, maintaining it is an investment and grass lawns are not that eco-friendly.
Grass lawns need lots of water, they are often called eco-deserts as they don’t contribute to biodiversity and they need fertilizer to grow. Not only that, the gas mowers and leaf blowers that are used to keep lawns neat, are big polluters.
But what can you do if you want to make a change but you don’t want to replace your lawn with a garden?
Grass isn’t the only option! There are other, more eco-friendly options plants that can be used to make a beautiful lawn. Moss lawns are a low maintenance alternative that absorbs carbon and, after installation, doesn’t require watering or mowing. There are also many different types of moss that can grow in various conditions.
Other options include lawns of creeping thyme, ornamental grasses and clover.
Grass alternatives allow you to put your lawn mower away and reduce your carbon footprint.
So if you’re looking for a change this summer and you’re tired of having to replant your grass, consider looking into a fresh start for your yard.