The solution to all your landscape problems is here! Groundcovers are the perfect solution for bare spots in landscapes as they are versatile and easy to maintain. They even help to prevent weeds from growing so you enjoy more free time. Groundcovers can also help to add variety and color to your yard with many different varieties.
To plant groundcovers prepare the site the same as any other permanent plant. The amount of spacing between plants depends on varieties so make sure to plant with spacing for them to grow into! Water plants until they are well established into the landscape. If possible, plant in the spring so the groundcover will be established before the winter.
Selecting the right plant for your area is the top priority. Each plant thrives when put into its favorite environment. LAMIUM maculatum Purple Dragon are good in shade whereas LYSIMACHIA Creeping Jenny are better in sunny spots. Make sure to select a variety that matches your soil, for example some groundcover varieties are better for clay or sandy soil. When purchasing a plant simply use the information on the tag to decide which ground cover plants will be best for your landscape.
Our Favorite Groundcovers:
SEDUM Stonecrop Dragon’s Blood
Beside’s the cool name this sedum is one of our favorites as it has a unique red coloring. It adds variety to the landscape especially paired with other groundcovers. There are many varieties of sedum out there so make sure to add them to your bare spots!
LYSIMACHIA Creeping Jenny
Groundcovers are know to fill in extra spaces within a landscape and the Creeping Jenny does just that. It is perfect for adding a lower layer of height within your pots or flower beds. It has a simple light green coloring to blend with almost any landscape and adds a cascading effect.
DELOSPERMA Fire Spinner
We love the pop of color this groundcover can add to your landscape, it’s blooms have the perfect shades of summer. It also creates dimension to your landscape with a three foot maturity height.
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