Mother Earth Living

Ground-Covering Plants for Your Lawn

Revive the bare spots in your lawn and garden by investing in several ground-covering plants suited to your region.

Lawn Gone by Pam Penick, Ten Speed Press
“Lawn Gone!” provides a basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners.
Cover Courtesy Ten Speed Press
Gravel courtyard garden
Aromatic herbs sprout between pavers in this gravel courtyard garden.
Photo By Pam Penick
Blue chalk sticks
A wide ribbon of blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae) adds color and texture to a dry slope in a frost-free climate.
Photo By Billy Goodnick
Moss garden
A moss garden never needs mowing and only light watering.
Photo Courtesy Moss and Stone Gardens

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