8 Step-able Groundcovers for Your Yard

 Plants that create thick and lush ground cover are important elements in your landscape, planters, and flower beds.   In… Read more »

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 Plants that create thick and lush ground cover are important elements in your landscape, planters, and flower beds.  

In your high traffic areas, you want to make sure that the ground covers you include are ones that will tolerate some foot traffic.  Here are several beautiful ground covers that would be perfect:

 

Blue Star Creeper

this lovely ground cover is the perfect choice for shady areas and corners of your landscape.  The petite star-shaped blue flowers that cover the plants in late spring and early summer bring an eye-catching touch to this sturdy and step-able groundcover.

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      Ajuga

This unexpected ground cover makes a great colorful addition to heavily shaded areas of your yard.  The mature plants only grow a few inches tall but slowly grow into a lush and full ground cover.

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      Creeping Jenny

This great groundcover thrives in both sun and partial shade areas.  However, to keep these plants healthy and growing they require a small amount of continuous moisture.  Another attractive feature of these plants is that they keep their color throughout the fall and winter months.

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      Portulaca

This lovely plant comes is sun-loving and comes in a variety of blossom colors.  The needle-shaped green foliage brings a little surprise twist to this durable groundcover.

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      Creeping Phlox

If you are looking for a ground cover that brings a lot of color without an overage of greenery then Creeping Phlox is a perfect choice!  They come in a variety of colors and the blossoms come on strong in the early spring, bringing a welcome colorful relief to the end of winter.

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      Corsican Mint

This great little plant is a great addition to the spaces between the pathway and stepping stones.  It only grows between ½ – 1” tall, but comes in very thick and lush.  Make sure that these plants are placed in soil with very good drainage.

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      John Creech

This popular ground cover is a common addition to rock gardens and can often be found spilling over rocks and walls.  These plants require very little maintenance and don’t grow to more than about 6” tall.

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      Wooly Thyme

If you have some larger areas that you would like to fill with some hardy and sturdy ground cover then this is a perfect choice.  Wooly Thyme grows by stretching out its stems in long flat directions that will easily cover stairs, sidewalks, pathways, etc.  Once this plant is established and mature it requires very little water and maintenance.

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