You can try with growing Indigo varieties, they are luguminous.
Hope to see the lawn culture turning into growing food crops !
Davangere, Karnataka, India.
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From: ayagnam <ayagnam@...
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:25 AM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Alternatives to lawn grass in India
I am so glad to find this group so active and informative. I live in South India where rain is sparse and land is dry.
I recently built a house which has a lawn. I really do not want to use any variety of carpet grass or bermuda grass.
Instead I am looking for ground covers which do not grow more than 6 inches. They must be perennial with green foliage and should be nitrogen fixers.
In this regard I came across white clover and red clover as possible answers. Can anyone help me in proceeding further? Where to procure the seed? Has anyone tried this already? I am willing in either case. I would appreciate any info on
trifolium pratense - red clover
trifolium repens - white cover
Also i do want to explore the possibility of using thyme as an alternate ground cover - Yes it is not a nitrogen fixer but still I want to explore this possibility.
I am also looking for information and availability of the following
thymus serpyllum 'Elfin' - elfin creeping thyme (wards of mosquitoes)
thymus praecox 'albiflorus'- White Moss Thyme
thymus praecox 'coccineus' - coccineus creeping thyme
I have already procured Thymus vulgaris or English thyme and have started it on a patch of secluded land but they grow tall which is what i am not looking for...
Any help for an organic nature friendly lawn is what i am looking for - Thanks for your time
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