NATIVE  LAWNS  & GROUNDCOVER

REPLACEMENTS

      Some of us have lawns. Some of us have patches and large colonies of unwanted invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese Barberry, or Lesser Celandine to name a few. Some weeds are tougher to control than others. Some lawns are tougher to maintain than others, and they can also demand a cumbersome investment of time, toil, money, and natural resources.

     Arrowwood Gardens offers a variety of species-specific replacement services for property owners wanting to add more biodiversity and sustainability to their landscapes. Among these services are native turf-grass lawns and native flowering groundcover installation options for both sun and shade -- as well as mixed sun-and-shade areas. Once established, native lawns and groundcovers will need minimal maintenance in comparison with their non-native turf-grass counterparts -- which are often about as high-maintenance as it gets. And as newly installed colonies spread and mature over time, the landscape's beauty and ecological value will surely increase as more birds, butterflies, and biodiversity return to your property.  

 

     Our current website features just a few among many good options for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Below are several samples of recent Native Lawn and Groundcover replacement projects. 

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) groundcover replacement of English Ivy. (Left to right: before, during, after).

Virginia Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) lawn replacement. (Left to right: before, after, closeups) 

Prairie Dropseed* (Sporobolus heterolepsis) native lawn. (*Endangered in Pennsylvania) 

Wild Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) replacement of English Ivy. (Top: before / during. Bottom: after / closeup)