7 Varieties Of Easy Ground Covers To Enhance Any Landscape

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Easy Ground Covers

‘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:

Sedum

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.

Sedum

Thyme

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.

Thyme

Sweet Woodruff

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.

Sweet Woodruff

Brass Buttons

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.

Brass Buttons


Bishop’s Weed

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.

Bishop’s Weed

Ajuga

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).

Ajuga

Lamium

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.

Lamium

Ground Moneywort

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.

Ground Moneywort

Epimedium

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’.

Epimedium

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.

Lily of the Valley

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