Sod & Groundcover
There is a rich assortment or groundcovers that can substitute for grass for numerous reasons. Deep shade, dry or poor soil, hot and dry expanses, steep slopes and soil infiltrated by tree roots. If water conservation is essential, groundcovers are the only viable means of achieving and expanse of low verdure.
Plants thought of as groundcovers are extremely varied and capable of thriving in diverse conditions and climates. What they have in common is relatively low, dense growth, but can range from woody shrubs to vines and spreading perennials to some that are perceived as bulbs.
All grass may look alike, but a beautiful lawn usually has a combination of distinct grass types, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. For a healthy, attractive lawn, the mixture you choose must coincide with the growing conditions around your home, climate sun, shade exposure and amount of foot traffic. Also, you should choose a lawn with an appearance - height, color and texture - that is keeping with your landscape. Some types of grass are kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue, turf-type tall fescue, zoysia grass and buffalo grass.