I don't like mowing my lawn. Is there a grass replacement plant which:
- looks like grass,
- one can step on it,
- does not need mowing?
It sounds like the best thing for you is a clover lawn, although of course it will only "look like grass" from a distance.
Recently, after noticing that many homes in my neighborhood have large patches of clover in their lawn, and knowing how difficult it has been to battle in my own lawn, I did a search on it.
Instead of finding many resources on how to get rid of it, I found it is actually considered/promoted by many as a lawn alternative, or combination for a healthier lawn.
This about.com article lists the following qualities of clover lawns:
Other resources on this topic:
I planted "shorty mix" from DirtWorks (no affiliation, just a happy customer):
It does not grow very tall or very quickly and does not need frequent mowing.
I also knew some people who planted a low-growing clover on their lawn that they almost never mowed. It got a little high in midsummer (maybe 8") but still looked decent, and was always green.
If you've got a shady spot that grass has a tough time growing in, you might be able to let moss cover your lawn.
Through sheer neglect I have adopted this strategy with good results.
Walk on it with bare feet though, it feels good!
I know it sounds crazy, but part of my backyard is filled with
I'm not sure where you would get enough seed for a lawn.