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6 Landscaping Alternatives to Regular Grass Lawns  

Landscaper laying grass lawn alternatives to regular grass

A lush green space takes work, but your business lawn tells people a lot about your company. Save time, effort, and money with these six alternatives to regular grass lawns: 

1. Mulch 

Mulch is a popular choice that is also eco-friendly. Mulch conserves water, so you save effort and resources when you use it on lawns and gardens. Mulch does not require mowing and enriches the soil that is underneath though you do have to replace the mulch every two to three years. You have many options when it comes to mulching a lawn, including different colors and kinds of bark. Visit home improvement stores to see various kinds of mulch up close and talk to your landscape professional to learn more. 

2. Sand 

Sand is inexpensive and requires no watering, mowing, or care once it is installed. Sand creates a blank slate that you can adorn with other features, like rocks, paths, or hardscaping. Sand is the perfect surface for fire pits and outdoor living spaces. Sand offers great drainage, too.  

3. Gravel 

Another popular choice is to use gravel instead of grass. Gravel is easy to manage and maintain, and buyers have a lot of choices in terms of stone, size, and color when shopping for gravel. Gravel works in any climate, and it is relatively cheap to install. Gravel does not require mowing or watering, so it is easy to maintain. 

4. Artificial Turf 

If you have your heart set on grass, you could choose artificial turf. This is a surface that looks like grass- but without the maintenance. There is no watering or mowing required with artificial turf and it is quite durable. Choose to have your turf professionally installed to ensure you are pleased with the results.  

5. Ornamental grasses 

Choose native ornamental grasses- like fountain or blue oat- for a unique and easy-to-care for landscape. Depending on where you live, you have a multitude of options that will thrive and be hardy in your distinct grow zone. There is no need to mow or water ornamental grass, and many are drought tolerant. Talk to your landscape professional about pest-resistant options, too.   

6. Native perennials 

Planting native flowers and plants encourages pollinators- like bees and birds- which helps the environment. You will create a colorful landscape that requires no mowing or fertilization. You will need to water your flowers, but the extra effort is well worth the results.  Choose hardy varieties recommended by your local nursery or landscaping team. 

Save time and money with some alternatives to regular grass lawns this season. Talk with the professionals at Carolina Services Grounds Division, in Charleston SC, about these suggestions- and more! Enjoy an outdoor space that is easy to maintain, eco-friendly, and aesthetically appealing; call or visit today!