To be a true eco-lawn in most areas of Virginia we believe a blend of legume and grass is needed, along with healthy soil biology. Several varieties of fescue with a few varieties of clover works great. Depending on the situation – a 70/30% blend respectively. To get the system where the vegetation-soil organisms are humming, we find it takes 2-6 seasons of some combination of regenerative lawn practices. Budget comes into play here as does soil biology and chemistry that we start with. Here is a wonderful client’s estate side lawn where Dan and Pete completed Spring renovation on a few weeks ago. Note – it was a mass of Crabgrass, Virginia Buttonweed, and Annual Lespedeza.