3 Sustainable Lawn Alternatives (for Cold Climates)

It’s no secret we’re not huge lawn fans at Epic Gardening – I don’t have one in my yard, @jacquesinthegarden doesn’t in his, and Chris DOES have a lawn…that she created herself and that includes NO turf grass, while providing all of the traditional benefits of a lawn space. In this video she’ll go over 3 different alternatives for those of you in colder climates.


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Available from many seed providers:
→ Buckwheat
→ Borage
→ Sweet alyssum
→ Winter field peas
→ Native wildflower seeds (buy from a local source)
→ Clover (Microclover, Red clover, Crimson clover, White Dutch clover)
→ Self heal
→ Chamomile
→ Yarrow

Perennial ground covers available from most garden centres:
→ Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina)
→ Mediterranean creeping thyme (Thymus longicaulis)
→ Creeping thyme, multiple species and varieties of Thymus praecox and Thymus serpyllum
→ Wooly thyme (Thymus praecox subs. britannicus)
→ Alpine Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
→ Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
→ Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
→ Redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregana)
→Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
→ Bulbs: Crocus, Galanthus (snowdrops), Fritillaria, Narcissus (daffodil)


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00:00 – Intro
01:08 – Benefits Of Covering The Ground
01:53 – 1. Cover Crop
03:43 – 2. Low-growing Perennials
07:13 – 3. Turfgrass Lawn Alternative
10:35 – Outro


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