For a long time, the standard for American lawns has been sprawling, perfectly mowed grass lawns. Just because it is the standard, doesn’t mean everyone has to abide by it, especially if you prefer a more low-maintenance and environmentally friendly approach. Did you know that the typical lawn grass used in the United States is not native to North America?
For over a decade, John Bohonyi and his team have offered state of the art landscaping and garden design services in Trenton, NJ. Bohonyi landscaping offers a wide range of landscaping services year-round. As an expert in lawn care, John Bohonyi shares his tips for creating a low-mow lawn.
- Define areas of your yard that receive little to no foot traffic. These areas would be great places for moss, ornamental grasses, or planting a garden.
- Research what plants are native to where you live. This will depend on where in the United States you live in. Native plants are great because they are already designed to thrive in that environment and they can help out the native bee population.
- Plant clover instead of grass. Clover lawns are affordable, good for the soil, and require no mowing and now watering due to the deep root system. It does spread quickly, so it is a great choice for large areas if you want to replace grass entirely.
- Pave areas of your yard. Putting some attractive stonework or even gravel in areas to create a little patio or outdoor seating area is a great way to cover up some of that grass.