3 Sustainable Lawn Alternatives (for Cold Climates)

It’s clear we’re not substantial grass fans at Legendary Gardening – I don’t have one in my backyard, @Jacques in the Yard does not in his, and also Chris DOES have a lawn … that she developed herself and that includes NO turf yard, while supplying every one of the conventional advantages of a yard area. In this video she’ll look at 3 different options for those of you in colder climates.

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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Offered from several seed carriers:
→ Buckwheat
→ Borage
→ Sweet alyssum
→ Winter area peas
→ Native wildflower seeds (purchase from a regional resource).
→ Clover (Microclover, Red clover, Crimson clover, White Dutch clover).
→ Self heal.
→ Chamomile.
→ Yarrow.

Seasonal ground covers offered from many yard centres:.
→ Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina).
→ Mediterranean sneaking thyme (Thymus longicaulis).
→ Creeping thyme, several species and also ranges of Thymus praecox and Thymus serpyllum.
→ Wooly thyme (Thymus praecox belows. 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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