What to replace a lawn with, that will look natural and nice?

Melissa2013BApril 26, 2013

I'm 64, have mild asthma and mowing aggravates it. I'm also a little short of breath. I guess lung capacity diminishes with age.

We own this home in the Denver area and like living here, I'm just not so into moving anymore and can't afford to pay someone else to.

So we're interested in what to replace the lawn with, that will look natural and nice, and not cost much to do.

We can put in a drip system for the plants and trees.

Ideas please?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Microclover might be a good alternative, but the seed is expensive.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 1:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Don't like grass....plant white clover. Doesn't need fertilizer---it takes the nitrogen right out of the air. Doesn't need mowing half as much.....stays green....but just don't roll around on it...it stains.
Its invasive....it will take over a lawn and spreads easily---doesn't need as much seed as lawn grasses do.

But, lawns have weeds, and for them you spray a broadleafed herbicide to kill them.....
Cant do that with clover.....it will kill it.

Cant stand mowing anytime. rip out the grass, cement the lawn over and paint it green.
Folks in Las Vegas and Phoenix are fined if they plant grass.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 5:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Folks in Phoenix are NOT fined if they plant grass. If there is such a law on the books (which I doubt), it is not enforced & I have never even heard of someone getting fined for planting grass.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I want the best yard in the neighborhood
Hello, my name is Wes and I'm pretty much a first time...
how to take care my new sod lawn?
I moved into my new house in north Texas this Feb....
New Ant Hill on top of Grass Seedlings
I put down a layer of topsoil in my front lawn before...
where do I even start with this hot mess of a yard?
Hi! New to the forums, been a lurker for years! We...
Caring for new sod in Vancouver, BC
Hi, I just have new sod installed a month ago. They...
Arthaith Swan
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™