Lawn alternativesOur lawn is looking extremely sad at the moment due to a combination of little rain, me scarifying it hard 2 months ago, and it being the work area for many on going reclaimed pallet projects; but at the moment we don't mind.
The previous owner was no gardener and when we moved in last August the lawn was in poor shape; thick moss, dense thatch and bald spots. I've mown the grass once this year, and when I bought myself a Lidl's hand scarifier I gave it a good going over removing most of the moss and thatch, leaving me with a sparse area with the occasional blade of grass, and something that is now akin to a dust bowl.
With all the pallet projects and other hard landscaping currently going on I know we won't have any grass this year, so I am looking to reseed in mid September ready for next year. However, as we are not looking for a bowling green or cricket wicket I thought that we don't have to have a featureless grass monoculture. Our lawn is going to be a utility area with Oz running up and down it, me walking over it, and grazed by chickens in a movable pen. A little variety would be nice, not only to view and smell, but also to add to the compost heap when the lawn is cut. So I am preparing a lawn seed mixture that so far contains: Chamomile, Thyme, and white Clover that will be blended into the grass seed ready to be sown.
I would be obliged if you could suggest other seeds that could be added to this lawn mix of mine.