TOM: If the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence, why not consider other low maintenance ways to spruce up your space? Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Grass isn’t the only option for a lush green look. If your property doesn’t get much sunlight or foot traffic, cover your yard in moss instead.
LESLIE: That’s right, and no fertilizing necessary. Simply water it daily for the first three weeks and keep it clear of fallen leaves.
TOM: A yard of clover is another option and needs no fertilizer because clover fertilizes itself. Clover is also remarkably resilient and it can survive a wide range of soil pH levels.
LESLIE: You do need to mow it often though to keep away the bees which are attracted to its white flowers.
TOM: And if you want the look of grass but want less maintenance, go with sedges, a grass-like plant. Your local nursery can point you to the best variety for your region. I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.