Ground cover is a type of plant that spreads horizontally to cover the ground, often serving as an alternative to grass in landscaping. Ground covers can be used to fill in areas of the landscape where grass is difficult to grow, or to create a low-maintenance, attractive ground cover.
There are many different types of ground covers to choose from, and the best option will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Some factors to consider when selecting a ground cover may include the local climate and soil conditions, the amount of sun and shade in the area, the desired appearance and maintenance level, and the intended use of the space.
Examples of ground covers include:
Kurapia Ground Cover
Phyla Nodiflora Lippia
Cement or Concrete
Artificial Turf or Synthetic Turf
Naturally Occurring Plants
Other examples are:
Creeping thyme: This low-growing herb has small, fragrant flowers and is known for its ability to withstand foot traffic. It grows well in sunny areas and is drought-tolerant.
Blue Wild Rye
Blue wild rye: This grass has blue-green foliage and produces small, inconspicuous flowers. It grows well in sun or partial shade and is drought-tolerant.
California poppy: This annual wildflower has showy orange or yellow flowers and is known for its ability to self-seed. It grows well in sunny areas and is drought-tolerant.
Woolly yarrow: This perennial herb has small, white flowers and hairy leaves. It grows well in sunny areas and is drought-tolerant.
By choosing the right ground cover, you can create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that meets your specific needs and preferences.