Replaced our lawn with thyme.
by Linda Young
(Buffalo, NY USA)
Thyme in bloom June 17
When we decided to convert to a grass free lawn in front of our house, we knew nothing about ground covers or drought smart plants.
We bought eight or 10 varieties of ground covers and watched the results. Although we have some of the original plants still growing the hands down best performer was the thyme.
After one growing season it was obvious we would have a mostly thyme lawn. The added benefit was that after the initial purchase, we never bought another plant.
Strategically placed cuttings and a little patience lead to a lush carpet that almost never gets watered and becomes lavender in early Summer.