Ugh! The noise of lawn mowers, the sneezing, the itchy red eyes, and a nose that runs like a tap. Lawns can be difficult for one reason or another, but the good news is that there are dozens of grass alternatives you can use to beautify your Georgia home. And just about all of them can accommodate foot traffic. None of them are half as thirsty as grass is, so you won’t have to deal with a drought stressed lawn. So, if you want your lawn to demand less time, water, and money, consider these options our Georgia team have compiled.
Lamium is a tough yet showy ground cover that takes the sweat out of caring for your lawn. Most types thrive during warmer seasons and bunches of light orange-pink flowers appear in the spring, then continue throughout fall. And, even when they aren’t blooming, the silver-marked leaves will leave your lawn looking lively. What an excellent alternative to turf grass for your Northern Georgia home.
Lily of the valley
Lily of the valley is an excellent grass cover alternative because it smells as great as it looks. It’s perfect for shaded spots in your Northern Georgia home, close to the patio or under a big tree in your front or back lawn. Do keep an eye on it though; it spreads like wild fire!
Greenery isn’t the only ground cover you can use. Try using concrete pavers to create walkways in your front and backyard. Using stones and slabs to customize walkways is always a good idea. For a more modern appeal, combine varied size granite piece into a unique design. There are countless ways in which you can use concrete or stone a ground cover in Northern Georgia.
Forget about daily maintenance and weekly lawn mowing like grass. Clover seed is a great ground cover minus the frequent drought stress. They’re relatively short not growing pass 4-8” and blooms stunning white and light pink flowers. Another bonus is that they do not need regular pesticide treatments.
Rocks can be a perfect accent for your landscape, whether you want to use them on a small or large portion of your lawn. It’s both time and cost effective require no maintenance. It doesn’t decompose and is more durable than most ground covers. What’s not to love.
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Having a breath-taking landscape in Northern Georgia coincide with having a stunning home. And a lawn that stays young without you having to spend hours grooming, watering and treating it is a winner. Select ground-cover that will brighten your lawn without wearing you out. Most importantly, you won’t have to worry about your kids and pet playing on a chemical infested lawn.
For more exciting alternatives, check out these 7 Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives Houzz compiled that are just as stunning. Also, take a Moment to Go Through Our 2016 Pool Brochure for more inspirational ways in which you can beautify the exterior of your home.