The lawn is so over: 3 Low-Maintenance lawn alternatives that are drought tolerant
There is nothing wrong with a little bit of mulch spread around trees and the edges of sidewalks, but no one wants a yard filled with wood chips. Discover how you can create a natural and aesthetic appearance to offset your property with tough and vibrant plants. Here are a few examples of ground covers that thrive on dry, cracked soil.
If you live in a dry area, having a lush green lawn would look unusual and out of place. Instead, go with a naturally attractive ground cover that blends with the landscape. Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum ‘Angelina’ is a low-lying foliage that sports warm green and gold pine-looking fingers. Because this plant spreads easily, the scene will quickly turn into a flowing sea of soft natural color.
Creepers that Love the Sun
Some plants naturally thrive in dry hot soil and creep along the ground. If you are looking for a plant that will cover the ground without any help, look at Snow-in-Summer or Cerastium tomentosum. The silvery slim leaves deliver gorgeous star-shaped flowers in early summer that need little care. Sandy or clay soil is this plant’s favorite place to spread its beauty and is a full-sun lover. Perfect for any season with its flushed silvery-grey leaves, you will soon forget about that empty space.
The Ice Plant is anything but Cold
Majestic in form and dramatically colored, the Ice Plant, or Delosperma, is as hardy as they come. Native to South Africa, the foliage is needle-like in shape and harvests purple flowers with yellow inserts in the spring. When the sun shines on the open blossoms, a twinkling occurs, just like the glistening ice in winter. The evergreen leaves stay lovely throughout the year and cliffs or rocks do not delay their growth in the least.
Grass is not the only way to create a landscape that is rich in natural beauty. These are but a few examples of how you can make a unique space from what was once a bare and unpleasing area of ground. Nature has a way of providing just the right type of greenery for all kinds of ground and seasons. Consider these options for creating the perfect design in your outdoor area.
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