What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Lawn Alternativer

Zone Little Rock, Arkansas 72118 | Anonymous added on June 27, 2017 | Answered

I live in zone 8 L.R. Arkansas, 2000 sq ft front lawn with 3 tall wild trees. Single older women.

Out of the three different lawns below which would take the the least water and maintenance :
1. Bermuda grass and 10% mini clover. (I have now a little burmuda left with bare spots).
2. Fluer de lawn. (Can I rake leaves off this type lawn)?
3. Different drought bushes, ground covers, etc.?

I like privacy!!! Habitat build houses on both sides of mine. What bushes could I get for each side of my property. Is there any I wouldn’t have to trim with a hedger? If the bush is 5′ in diameter would the whole width need to be on my side of the property line? If trimmed, Who trims the neighbors side? I don’t think they would. And if it is over 6′ you can’t hedge trim the top?

Do you think a wood fence would be more trouble, painting it, etc. than bushes?

Thanks so much for your help, I appreciate your advice.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on June 27, 2017

I would encourage you to contact your County Extension Office to inquire on the best lawn alternatives for you region.
They can also make recommendations on plant specifics.

Here is a link to locate the nearest office to you.


Here are several links with more information.


You may be able to contract a local garden landscape company to do annual maintenance of your plants.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert