Ground cover as lawn alternative

Asked April 4, 2020, 7:51 PM EDT

Hello! I have a female Boxelder maple in my backyard. Under the canopy the previous owner attempted to plant hardy grass, but now it's just weeds. Is there a low growing ground cover that I could use as a lawn alternative? The whole of the lawn is about 20'x20'. There is currently some moss growing under the tree, and I would be happy to grow that if it could work in the whole space.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Here is an Extension article with some ideas: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/native-groundcovers-are-great-home-landscapes Hope this is helpful. Good luck!