A group of plants used to cover bare earth to give uniform appearance. They range from an inch or 4 feet in height. They can be woody or herbaceous; clumping or running; evergreen or deciduous.
Why Ground Covers ?
- Helps in weed control
- Prevent Soil erosion
- Covers the soil, define the space in your garden
Full sun, drought tolerant ground covers
- Hot Pink and yellow Ice Plant
- Carissa macrocarpa ‘Green Carpet’
- Ivy (Can be Invasive)
In my place (Zone 10), following ground covers are commonly seen along the road side and parks
Spring – Dymondia, Ice Plant, Sedum and Thyme
Summer – Sedum , Succulents , Lantana
Fall – Will add soon
If you already using ground covers, Please share which plants are you using at your location.
Happy Gardening !