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Canteiro de ervas- lavanda, manjericão, tomilho, orégano, alecrim camomile as lawn

A well-groomed grass lawn has been the paradigm of a front or backyard for years. Aside from the fact that it becomes boring to see the same carbon copy of a lawn lining your entire block, there is another critical reason to consider breaking the mold.

Hometalk's discussion on Hometalk. Garden - Decorative brick path across lawn. And i'm eyeing the inviting pond yonder there...

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Decorative brick path across lawn - I like how the brick stepping stones aren't all laid out the same.

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives, by Evelyn J. Hadden  photo by Lucy Dinsmore

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives, by Evelyn J. Hadden photo by Lucy Dinsmore a book to look into, i want a lawn but i don't want to mow, this might have a solution

Scotch moss ground cover around pavers in a yard

Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives: Ground Cover

Irish Moss (Sagina subulata) & stones - Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative : Home Improvement : DIY Network

Which Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative

Plants to Use as Lawn Alternative: Irish Moss (Sagina subulata). When you decide to replace your lawn with a groundcover, you’ll create easy-care beauty that trims your landscape chore list. Select lawn alternatives like you would any other plant.

Creeping Thyme forms low growing, 2 inch tall carpets of green aromatic, lemon-scented leaves. Plants are blanketed in carmine-pink flowers in late spring and summer. They are loved by butterflies. Vigorous and easy to grow, 'Magic Carpet' thyme is an excellent small scale ground cover. Also beautiful between stepping stones or in containers.

Creeping Thyme

"wooly thyme" ground cover: Creeping Mother of Thyme Seeds - Low-maintenance Ground Cover (Fast Growing, Hardy Perennial with a Beautiful Color and a Wonderful Lemony Fragrance)

Beautiful Views: Jeffrey Bale at Northwest Gardens Nursery

Jeffrey Bale Pebble Mosaic at Northwest Gardens Nursery. Beautiful use of acaena microphylla between the stepping stones -- would also be beautiful using the blue version.

Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Creeping Perennials: Ground-hugging perennials like vinca, thyme, and creeping Jenny make an excellent no-mow lawn cover.

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