The Q&A Archives: Vines instead of Grass?

Question: my front yard is dirt, can i plant vines instead of grass? if i can what kind? thank you for your help.

Answer: I think your idea is a perfect one! No mowing, no weeding, just pure enjoyment when you replace lawn with a groundcover. You have lots of choices! Here are some suggestions: ALLGEHENY PACHYSANDRA, Pachysandra procumbens ALUM ROOT, Heuchera americana BLOODROOT, Sanguinaria canadensis BLUE BELLS, Mertensia virginica BLUE COHOSH, Caulophyllum thalictroides BLUE GARDEN VIOLETS, Viola papilionacia BLUE LOBELIA, Lobelia siphilitica DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES, Dicentra cucullaria EVERGREEN GINGER, Asarum Arifolium IRIS CRESTATA, Crested Dwarf Iris JACK-IN-THE-PULPITS, Arisaema triphyllum JACOB'S LADDER, Smilax hebacea LARKSPUR WILD BLUE, Delphinium tricome PARTRIDGE BERRY, Mitchella repens, Red Berry PHLOX DIVARICATA, Fragrant QUEEN ANN'S LACE, Daucus carota SHOOTING STARS, Dodecatheon meadia SOLOMON'S SEAL, Polygonatum biflorum SPIDERWART, Trades Cantia subaspera SPOTTED WINTERGREEN, Chimaphila maculata TICKSEED, Coreopsis major VIOLETS, Birds Foot, Purple VIOLETS, Viola, Mixed Colors VIOLETS, Viola blanda, White WHITE BANEBERRY, Actae pachypoda Ajuga, Euonymus, Pachysandra and Virginia creeper are also great ground cover plants. Best wishes with your garden!

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