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Ground cover instead of a grass lawn. Better for bees, environment - not the last one though!

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Thyme Lawn Durch Steine, die die sommertägliche Wärme nachts zurück an die Umgebung abgeben, kann ein wärmeres Mikroklima geschaffen werden, in dem mediterran anmutende Pflanzen besonders gut gedeihen.

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Blog: Groundcovers You Can Step On. Tips on which groundcovers will take foot traffic and make a great alternative lawn. Shown here: Turkish Speedwell (Veronica liwanensis)

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from Sunset

24 inspiring lawn-free yards

Landscape by Marilyn Waterman in CA. :: Landscaping without Grass - Sunset

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Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives (book from Timber Press)

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from Gardening Know How

Chamomile Lawn Care – How To Grow Chamomile As Lawn Alternative

Chamomile Lawn Plants: Tips For Growing Chamomile Lawns. An unusual alternative to ordinary grass lawns.

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There are those who may have read the title of this post with such distaste that they can’t be bothered to continue reading. Out with the perfectly manicured, immaculately English, striped, luminously green and family friendly lawn? Replacing it with paving and paths and non-expansive areas? You must be balmy. Yet, I wonder how many …

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Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives

Give your home true curb appeal by replacing street-side lawn with sweetly scented Roman chamomile. This perennial groundcover releases a wonderful fragrance when crushed underfoot — it’s perfect for curbside areas, paths and patios. Yellow button blooms punctuate the bright green leaves in late spring. Plants are hardy in Zones 7 to 10 and cover ground quickly, spreading more than 12 inches annually.

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