ideas for shade groundcover as lawn replacement
My entire front yard is covered in mixed groundcovers, which gives the lawn a very nice patchwork effect. Now I have intentionally killed the grass on our easement lawn, which is covered by a large basswood tree, and I'd like to plant a single groundcover to substitute the lawn. I understand that many of the groundcovers I select may be deciduous, which may create a potentially muddy situation every winter. Tips on avoiding that would be appreciated.
What cultivar of groundcover would you recommend for this situation? It will get lots of snow, and possibly some salt, in winter and some but not much sun in summer. I know, a tough situation. But I categorically refuse to put lawn back in there! Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!