Laszlo Podor / Getty Images While lush, green lawns are nice, they do very little for the environment. In fact, because so many lawns require chemicals and pesticides for upkeep, they can have quite the negative impact. Natural lawn alternatives , on the other hand, offer greater advantages to you and the environment. Many lawn alternatives are low-maintenance and naturally attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects; plus, home owners can spend less of their time mowing and more of their time admiring their new, unique outdoor space. Here are 10 natural lawn alternatives to freshen up your yard. Some of the plants on this list may be toxic to pets. For more information about the safety of specific plants, consult the ASPCA’s searchable database . Clover (Trifolium pratense) Friedrich (Klimpi) Loosli (Klimperator) / EyeEm / Getty Images Clover is one of the most popular options when it comes to converting a lawn. The botanical name mentioned here is for red clover, known for its beautiful purple flowers. You may also be interested in white clover ( Trifolium repens ) and microclover ( Trifolium repens var. Pirouette). Keep in mind that clover is considered aggressive or invasive in […]

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