Real World Gardene Lawn Alternatives for Low Foot Traffic in Design Elements

October 31st, 2019


Lawn Alternatives for Low Foot Traffic Areas

Continuing the series on lawn alternatives but this time we’re throwing in those plants that will only take light foot traffic, rather than say constantly walking on the area or playing cricket or football.

So what sort of plant alternatives are there for low foot traffic areas in part shade or hot spots in your garden?

Let’s find out. I'm talking with Glenice Buck from



For hotspots: Sedum acre as a lawn alternative.


  • The three top picks for lawn alternatives in low traffic areas with some shade are Corsican mint, (Mentha requieni) Chamomile nobilis or lawn chamomile.
  • For hot spots choose creeping thyme, (Thymus serpyllum) or Stonecrop, (Sedum acre.) 

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