Every gardener wants to look after their garden in an exemplary manner and often even wants to boast about it. Successful care requires a great deal of knowledge and skill, and soon you can admire the results of the hard work. In today’s article we would like to report again and again on alternative solutions. This time it’s about the lawn and what we can possibly replace it with. Now, logically, the question still arises, why should it be replaced at all? The lawn needs regular maintenance and although it smells wonderfully freshly mowed and looks neat, it is not of particular value to insects. Those who regularly read our articles already know how important the interaction between plants and insects is. For this reason, we list below walkable ground covers that are even more beautiful and useful than the lawn. Which hard-wearing ground cover would be suitable and why? When should you sow or plant them and how easy is our choice?
Our theme is walkable ground cover, which is a good alternative to lawns
Look for suitable ground cover according to the location of your garden
Low-maintenance ground covers that bloom beautifully are the best for your garden
The ground cover with which you want to replace the lawn should be hard-wearing and robust
Walkable Ground Cover – Your garden can be beautiful and tidy even without a lawn
If you want to replace the lawn with a carpet of flowers, now would be the right time to do so. We recommend robust plants that are no higher than 20 cm and are easy to care for. Depending on the design ideas, you can either sow the ground cover or plant it in a targeted manner. It is also good to know what special features the location of the garden has. Do you know what garden soil you have? It would be smart to know the properties of the soil as well. So you can choose the right ground cover and relax with the magnificent sight in the blooming garden. Ground covers are recommended for several reasons: they can inhibit weed development, provide good nutrition for insects, and make your garden a beautiful and magical place for relaxation and rest.
Flowering ground covers beautify the garden and attract bees
Which plants are called walkable ground covers and when can you plant them?
Walkable ground covers are plants that firstly grow low and secondly are robust enough to be walked on. We also look for ground covers that flower and require little maintenance. If you know the location of your garden well, you will know exactly whether you are looking for ground cover for sun or shade.
Low-growing ground covers are almost as beautiful as the lawn, but require far less maintenance
One of the first plants that matched the search terms is undoubtedly the wood sorrel. The plant forms a dense carpet even on dry soil. You don’t have to mow the clover and it reaches a height of almost 20 cm. With this plant you make a good choice for every small or front garden.
A question of garden design is whether you want to plant or sow the ground cover
The star moss carpet is so fluffy and soft. Here we also leave out the worries about care, because the plant thrives almost by itself. As is typical for the moss, it likes shady or semi-shady locations in order to develop optimally. The star moss simply needs moist soil in order to continue to grow juicy and fresh.
In order for the ground cover to grow and thrive, it must be planted in a suitable location
The star moss can develop optimally in the shade and semi-shade
If you have chosen the star moss, you can rest assured that the plant is hardy and does not need any additional care
Wild thyme and thyme in general like it sunny and dry. You can plan the plant both as a ground cover and as part of the herb bed. We recommend the wild thyme in all gardens, courtyards and on balconies. Loved by many insects, thyme keeps pests far from your garden with its ethereal scent.
Wild thyme is a pretty plant for any garden that can also scare away pests with its ethereal scent
A good idea is to green walls and roofs with wild thyme
Whether as a ground cover or as a greening of joints, you can always welcome the stonecrop. If you’re looking for a hardy groundcover that’s tough on you and has very few demands, you’ve found it. This plant can green roofs and beautify walls. It requires little care and water and thrives in sunny and partially shaded locations.
The pavement joints of the garden paths can be beautifully planted with stonecrop
The succulent is also easy to care for and can also thrive in the bed
Roman carpet chamomile
“The more it is trampled on, the faster it grows” – this is what is said about the last walkable groundcover that we have chosen for you today. We know this plant well because it can be seen in almost every flower bed. Wonderfully fragrant and velvety soft, the Roman carpet chamomile is perfect as a white-flowering groundcover. She likes it in the sun to semi-shade and when it comes to care, you, as a very busy gardener, are simply spared.
A garden with groundcover is an impressive eye-catcher and at the same time a green oasis of well-being
Lawn or walkable ground cover?
Anyone dealing with this question should first consider what they want to use the overgrown area for. Unfortunately, we can hardly imagine a soccer field with sturdy plants. A small garden or front yard, on the other hand, is a wonderful place to swap the lawn for ground cover. In this way you get closer to nature and at the same time you are relieved of additional work. Nature is always kind to us. It’s time to show her that we understand that kindness and thank her for it.
Lying down in the carpet of plants or simply walking barefoot on it is delightful and therapeutic
The feather bristle grass is also a suitable plant for greening the pavement joints
Try creating a garden design with fruity wire shrub
In many cases, the ground cover is a better choice than the lawn
The forget-me-not is also a popular ground cover, which is not hard on foot, but blooms wonderfully and loves sunny locations
The blue wonder finds its way to the best expression in many forests and gardens