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Tired of Mowing? Try These Plants and Groundcovers Instead

If you're sick of your high-maintenance lawn, discover a wide array of good-looking plants you can use as grass substitutes.

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Roman Chamomile
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Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Roman chamomile creates a pretty, low-maintenance lawn that releases an apple fragrance with every step. Plants prefer a sunny location but will grow in part shade. Soil should be well-drained in all seasons. Remove white blooms as they fade, or leave in place — it depends on your preference. You can mow this groundcover regularly or to remove spent flowers. Once established, Roman chamomile withstands normal foot traffic. Minimize traffic on young plants. This chamomile spreads rapidly, almost aggressively in ideal conditions. Plants are hardy in Zones 4 to 9 and grow best in areas with cool summers.



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