Many homeowners are on the hunt for an alternative to the classic perfectly-manicured lawn. From regular mowing and watering to feeding and weeding, natural grass lawns are incredibly high maintenance and time-consuming. But what if your yard can look just as good (if not better) with less time and money? Here are some ways you can landscape a yard without a single blade of grass.
Some Things To Consider When Choosing Grass Alternatives
One of the most important considerations when choosing a grass alternative for your lawn is how you want to use your yard.
- Is your front yard just for aesthetics, or do you want it to be functional?
- Do you want your backyard to be a play area for your children or pets?
- Do you entertain or cook outdoors enough to invest in an outdoor kitchen?
How you plan to use your yard will influence how you plan your new low-maintenance landscaping, so always consider and understand your needs first.
A Raised Garden
Raised planting beds are great if you want a tidy and uniform look. They’ll also require less weeding since you’re not planting directly into the ground. Raised planters are also great for your very own vegetable garden- a perfect family activity!
Gravel is a simple solution to any neglected yard. It is economical and can be used anywhere where you want ground cover. It requires practically no maintenance, no water and is an excellent option for walkways and driveways. However, beware if you have small children, as the stones can be a choking hazard.
Mulch is a low-cost and low-maintenance alternative to grass that adds colour and limits weed growth. Just make sure to lay a landscaping cloth on the soil before you lay mulch down to prevent weeds from growing to the surface.
Artificial grass is perfect for you if you want a lush green lawn year-round without the high-level maintenance and frequent water usage.
Make the most of your yard and extend your living space outdoors! A patio is ideal for entertaining or cooking family meals on a grill or outdoor kitchen. When combined with artificial grass, your patio becomes a low-maintenance yet functional area that you can enjoy year-round!
Cedar Grounds is your full-service landscaping companies of choice in Mississauga and Oakville. We are your go-to company for all your landscaping needs, from commercial and residential landscaping to snow removal. Contact Cedar Grounds today to bring your dream yard to life!