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Minimising lawn areas which are not functional is an important water saving measure. The following ground covers can be used as an alternative to lawn – where a large low expanse of plant material is required for visibility or aesthetics.

Some are trafficable and tolerate more wear than others. Ground covers have the added benefit of acting as living mulch, reducing evaporation. They can be planted beneath trees and other larger shrubs and reduce the need for replacing mulches at regular intervals.

  • Grevillea obtusifolia ‘Gin Gin Gem’
  • Many of the Grevillea thelmaniana sp.
  • Grevillea ‘Gilt Dragon’
  • Grevillea crithmifolia prostrate
  • Grevillea ‘Ella Bella’
  • Grevillea curviloba
  • Grevillea – for clay soils’ and similar‘ Royal Mantle hybrids
  • Phylla nodiflora – trafficable
  • Eremophila Eremophila species ’ and other Carpobrotus sps.‘Kalbarri Carpet prostrate
  • Adenanthos cuneata ‘Coral Carpet’
  • Melaleuca ‘Little Penta’
  • Rhagodia and Atriplex sps.
  • Myoporum parvifolium
  • Banksia petolaris, blechnifolia etc
  • Calothamnus prostrate varieties
  • Non-invasive Convolvulus sp
  • Dymondia margareteae – trafficable