When planting a lawn replacement from low ground cover, the choice of plants plays an important role. Not only should they be as sturdy as possible, they should also be hardy and not lose their leaves in winter.
That’s why you should only plant evergreen ground covers
The plants selected for the lawn replacement should also keep their foliage in winter. Otherwise, the area does not offer a decorative sight in winter.
In this case, evergreen does not necessarily mean that the leaves have to be green, but only that they do not lose their foliage in the cold season.
Plant a small area with different evergreen ground covers. This allows you to create very beautiful plays of color, which become a decorative eye-catcher in the garden, especially in the dreary winter.
Evergreen lawn replacement plants
- star moss
- feather pads
- Roman chamomile
Feather cushion is particularly popular with gardeners as a lawn substitute because the foliage of the perennial cushion takes on a different color in winter. There are several varieties to choose from, which come with very different shades.
The Roman chamomile is often planted because not only the small flowers smell wonderful. The evergreen leaves also exude the typical chamomile aroma.
Other herbaceous perennials such as thyme, which are also suitable as lawn substitutes, are also evergreen.
Care of the evergreen lawn replacement in winter
Before the winter you should free the lawn substitute from fallen leaves. Winter protection is only recommended in exceptional cases for very sensitive groundcover and cushion perennials, as evergreen plants quickly begin to rot under a cover that is too dense.
Evergreen lawn replacement for soil protection
Most evergreen ground covers don’t just look pretty in winter. With their dense foliage, they cover the garden soil and protect it from drying out and erosion.
Weeds don’t stand a chance on a densely grown substitute lawn because the seeds don’t get enough light to germinate. This also applies to weeds with runners, for which it is also too dark to sprout under the cover.
A relatively new groundcover is ‘Lippia Summer Pearls’. It is very fast-growing so that the ground is covered by a dense carpet within a short time. The small pink flowers of the hardy and hardy perennial bloom from May to autumn.