Originally Posted by poohbear_nc
If you want something green, but not grass, look into ivy or other types of flat ground cover. Don't need mowing or much trimming/maintenance, but raking/blowing leaves off in the fall can be challenging.
A past neighbor had ground ivy and it was a pain to keep cleaned out. It collected spiders and other small rodents not to mention snakes. The first thing the new neighbors did was to rip out the ivy... the wife hated spiders.
I decided I wanted to know what was out there and opted to have grass.
*even though I complain about mowing, I, at least, know there are less critters out there*