Alternative ground cover comprising sedums, thymes and chamomile

Best alternatives to a garden lawn

Bored of your lawn? Check out our pick of other ways to use the space.

There are lots of positives to having a lawn, but there are even more that come with the productive, beautiful and wildlife-friendly alternatives we’ve picked.

Though low-maintenance, there are plenty of other options requiring little effort to maintain. In small gardens it’s worth considering whether any lawn is worth it; mowing can be a faff and shading from fences and walls often means they fail to thrive and look good.

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