5 Great ground cover plants

eGardening-TodayGround cover plants take the fuss out of landscaping. They are dependable, hardworking plants, that will carpet your garden floor with minimal fuss. They also offer to control erosion for hilly landscapes and thrive in dry conditions, all the while beautifying your garden. Here are 5 great ground cover plants.

Thyme – Thyme is a great aromatic plant that is best grown in borders, beds and containers. The plant features tiny, fragrant leaves and flowers, that can be used for cooking fresh or dried. The type that creeps, can handle a bit of foot traffic. Thyme will need sun, therefore tuck them between plants and stepping stones on garden paths.

Sedums – These plants that have succulent leaves and stems. They grow best in low water areas and start blooming in shades of white, pink, red, yellow, purple and orange. They need full sun or partial shade and grow best in well drained soil.

Hens-and-chicks – This is an old fashion favourite and great in tight spaces. The plants succulent rosettes grow 3-6 inches tall and need almost no maintenance.

Sweet woodruff – This plant grows best in the shade and is great to plant below trees and shrubs. The plant will grow about 6-12 inches tall and when in bloom will have tiny white spring flowers.

Bishop’s weed – This is a fast growing plant and is best for shaded slopes. Since this plant will grow and run off the space, it will work best in a contained area between a building or a paved space.


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