‘Ground Covers’ are the best solution for those patchy areas of your yard. These are perennials, which have the ability to spread over an area. The groundcovers will enhance those areas, where it is difficult for grass to sustain. They also need very less water as compared to grass. Once established, they require less maintenance.
Ground Covers For Your Garden:
This succulent plant is drought-resistant and also perfect for controlling erosion. Plant different varieties in a huge space, as it gives a patchwork effect.
Enjoy the refreshing fragrance of thyme in your yard. This is an easy to grow groundcover, which offers sweet-smelling foliage and white or pink flowers in summer or spring.
This is a perfect groundcover to add great scent to your garden. When the leaves of this plant are squashed, they smell similar to fresh mown hay. They form well-mannered clusters and grow well in a well-drained soil.
This groundcover offers fine-textured, tiny foliate, which has button-shaped, tinged black and bronze color blooms. As it can tolerate some amount of traffic, you can also walk over it.
This fast spreading groundcover florishes in almost any place. As it grows vigorously, it suits for shaded slopes and areas which has plenty of space to roam.
Ajuga bursts with spikes of white, pink or blue flowers in spring. It has great foliage too. There are several varieties available ranging from ‘chocolate chip’ (having chocolate-purple foliage) to Rubra (has reddish bronze foliage).
This an easy-care groundcover, which produces clusters of white or pink flowers. The plant has silver-marked foliage, which enliven the shady corners even they are not blooming.
This is an excellent choice to add color to shady areas with its golden foliage. This fast-spreading plant also known as creeping Jenny is ideal for covering huge areas.
Dry shade is one of the tough landscaping problems. Fortunately, epimedium thrives in such conditions. Although, there are several varieties, you can choose ‘Lilafee’, ‘Sulphureum’ and ‘Pierre’s Purple’.
Lily of the Valley
This beautifully fragrant groundcovers is quite easy to grow. It is perfect for shady spots or beneath a huge tree in the yard.