Landscaping With Ground Covers

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Sunday, February 20

Ground covers are perfect for landscaping around sidewalks, patios or anywhere there's not a lot of suns and the ground needs something to landscape with that doesn't get very large.Periwinkle Ground Covers are the #1 seller at our plant nursery.Its an evergreen vine and blooms delicate lavender blooms up for two months in the spring and summer.Its foliage is evergreen and stays nice and dark year round.Vinca Minor is the Latin name for the dwarf periwinkle ground cover vining plants.

Hedra Helix is another garden favorite.It too stays green year-round, being in the evergreen vining ground cover family.Its leaves are larger than the periwinkle but has larger roots and also an excellent ground cover for soil erosion, to be planting on steep hillsides where you cant get with weedeaters and lawnmowers.It's also a fast grower and multiplies fast.Its also called the English Ivy.It has a variegated vein running through the center of its leaves.Giving it a very distinctive look.

Lastly, the third choice of garden plant ground covers is the Ajuga Vines.They are hardy and do well in the sun or shade and prefer to be left alone.Little or no maintenance with these vines as with the former two.Just plant them and watch them take off.