Landscaping Ideas for Areas Where Grass Won’t Grow

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • August 17, 2017

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Do you have a stubborn patch in your yard that just won’t grow any grass? No worries, perhaps there’s something else you can grow in its place! We rounded up a couple of our favorite alternatives for those areas of naked ground. Take a look:

1. Synthetic Grass

Synthetic grass is simply artificial turf that is made to look and feel identical to natural grass. There are three types you can choose from:

  1. Polyethylene – soft, resilient, vibrant green color
  2. Nylon – strong, can withstand high temperatures
  3. Polypropylene – least expensive option, but not as durable or resilient

2. Flower Garden

Use a variety of flowers, shrubs, and other plants to create a colorful and beautiful garden. Make sure you consider the height and weight of what you plant to ensure they are placed at the correct distance from each other.

3. Mulch It

The benefits of mulch include moisture retention, weed control, erosion protection, heat retention, and root system protection. Mulch comes in a variety of materials, such as wood chips, shredded bark, sawdust, straw mulch, pine needles, and rubber. Get creative with your landscape using mulch, and play around with the different textures and colors!

4. Make a Pond

Ponds make for beautiful scenery, are low-maintenance, and support a healthy ecosystem. Make sure you dig deep when installing a pond to prevent freezing water in the winters. Border the pond with stones, rocks, or some type of boulder to create the perfect environment.

5. Install a Patio

Patios are attractive, low-maintenance, and provide a relaxing space to hangout and grill. There are many types of patios to choose from:

  • Concrete
  • Clay brick
  • Gravel
  • Flagstone
  • Patio pavers

At Killingsworth, we’re going to make sure your backyard looks perfect. You choose the alternative and we’ll be here to help you determine the first step!

Get started by downloading our latest complimentary workbook, Killingsworth Workbook: Lawn Care Tips, Tricks, and Checklists!

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