What to Plant:
Lawn Alternatives

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Americans are in love with their lawns, spending insane amounts of money and time cultivating our largest crop-turf grass. This crop provides no nutritional benefit, does not support wildlife, and requires a huge investment to maintain. Expand your idea of what a lawn needs to look like and use these recommendations to create an enviable, functional ecosystem. There are a variety of plants that can be used to reduce or replace turf grass across a variety of sun and soil types. You can thank us when you reclaim your Sundays back from mowing.