groundcover plants as replacement for lawn
at first, i'd like to apologize for any mistakes or miswritten words, as english isn't my native language
i enjoy watching gardener's world via youtube a lot. here in germany there's no equal program and Monty and his fellow gardeners are really likeable.
On to my question: i recently moved to a house with a huge garden (about 1000 square metres) with lot's of old lawn in a bad state. Weeds and moss everywhere.
As i'm not a fan of the typical suburban look of german gardens and as i'd like to create a more natural looking and wildlife friendly garden, i came across a website named stepables. they use groundcover plants with a high tolerance to step on, which are evergreen and easier to maintain as a normal lawn.
So, is it really possible to exchange the lawn agains them? I do have two kids, both at the age of 11 (very active, but not on the lawn. They prefer inline, swimming,...) and a midsized dog, an Elo, who is no digger.
The garden itself heads east and as there are no huge trees or buildings (yet...trees and a surrounding hedge are planned) it's exposed to all the elements. The soil in my opinion is poor and wasn't mulched or riched with compost for a long time.
Is there some advice or maybe is there anybody who has exchanged his lawn agains groundcovering plants?
Last edited: 19 November 2016 16:17:57