Frog Fruit As A Lawn Alternative

Posted by George Bravos on

Frog Fruit Lawn

Phyla Nodiflora commonly known as frog fruit in recent years has come back in popularity. Lippia ground cover plants such as frog fruit do exceedingly well in direct sun and hot climates due to the plant Phyla Nodifloras bermudagrass like structure and deep roots. Half the water of traditional grass lawn with no regular mowing needed. Below is  Picture of a frog fruit plug spreading to make a lawn.

Frog Fruit Plant

Never Mow Lawn Phyla Nodiflora

Yes you heard that correct. save the cost of water and the cost of mowing with Phyla Nodiflora frog fruit. Lippia ground covers work to spread and self heal damaged areas while staying low to the ground. Mowing is optional and can improve root development as long as not in winter while growth is minimal.

Phyla Nodiflora-Frog Fruit

No More Mowing With A Native Ground Cover

Natives provide the best support for local ecology and aids in pollinating for many flying creatures like Butterflies and Bees. Native plants like Phyla Nodiflora give your home the best chance at success when planting. 

Comparing frog fruit ground cover to bermudagrass near me in California both the ground cover and the grass spread in the same creeping motion. Dormancy time is not an issue with frog fruit however the growth just like bermudagrass does slow down in cold conditions. If you love bermudagrass frog fruit would be a great option to reduce the amount of mowing involved, I would even go to say the best bermudagrass lawn alternative if you like creeping style coverage.

Phyla Nodiflora or Frog Fruit
Frog Fruit Information, Pricing, Pictures, and Reviews link provided below.





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  • Can you tell of a source to find the seed?

    Eric Luebbert on
  • Interested in frog fruit for lawn, how long till dog proof

    Michelle taylor on
  • Hello Anita! Managing weeds with any plant is tricky, especially Frog Fruit, since it technically falls into the weed family. The best way to manage weeds is the preparation process and using the “grow kill cycle” method. If you have planted the frog fruit, we are still in the process of researching weed treatments for Lippia, so in the meantime, we recommend visiting your local garden center or nursery and consulting with them.

    Razy GS on
  • How do you manage broadleave weeds in a frog fruit lawn.

    Anita Malherbe on
  • I’ve never thought of using Frog Fruit but glad you’ve schooled us on it! Your blog is impressive, and the Frog Fruits look lovely after the installation.

    William D. Hall on

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