When large spots in your lawn are just too shady for turf grass, ground covers are a good choice. They not only help prevent erosion, but also choke out garden weeds. While the term ground cover has many definitions, we use it when referring to a low maintenance plant that is less than eighteen inches in height. We have many that we love, including Epimedium, lily of the valley, native and European gingers in the genus Asarum, ferns and native pachysandra or 'Allegheny Spurge'(Pachysandra procumbens). For more information on ground covers, including a planting guide for how many plants you'll need for your land, the Mississippi State University Extension Service has got you "covered."
June 8, 2007
Ground CoverPosted by MSLO Blogger
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