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Vines adds beauty to your Landscape and garden.

If adding color and beauty to your landscaping is important, then you’ll love our selection of groundcovers at TN Nursery. These incredibly hearty plants work well in areas where planting a tree isn’t possible, or grass simply won’t grow. Furthermore, they also provide a great visual break for areas in which you have borders, retaining walls, trellis, and more. But the benefits of adding a ground covers to your landscaping don’t end there.

Besides the visual uplift, this type of plant may also help prevent erosion of soil or damage to other plants. Plus, they typically require less maintenance than other options, like adding sod or a lawn. Our team at TN Nursery wants to help you find the right groundcover for your needs. That’s why we offer a robust selection of mail-order plants, including English Ivy, Trumpet Creeper, and Periwinkle Plants.

Why Should You Add Vines to Your Yard?

Groundcover plants are much different than planting shrubs or adding a new tree to your yard. These fast-growing vine plants spread across the ground, as their name implies, while never reaching a lofty height. They work well to act as a break in areas where getting other types of plants to thrive is difficult, as most need low amounts of water and require no mowing.

Many property owners also opt for these plants to help fill in bare spots in their landscaping or add flowering blooms for better color variation across the yard.

Benefits of Planting Vines

Adding groundcover plants to your yard provides numerous benefits that many property owners haven’t considered. A few of the most common examples include:

  1. Improved Visual Appeal: The use of groundcovers as part of landscape design creates a look that appears more manicured, intentional, and beautiful. Plus, some types of vines even provide bright blooms for an extra-special pop of color.
  2. Better Weed Control: Areas with thick ground cover plants do not typically grow weeds. If the area is already filled, those pesky grasses won’t be free to pop up.
  3. Decreased Erosion on Sloped Areas: If your yard has a slope, the root system of some groundcovers can help keep it from washing away in heavy rainstorms or due to basic gravity.
  4. Protection Against Tree Damage: Trees are very susceptible to damage from lawnmowers, family pets, pests, and more. Groundcovers planted around the base help keep damage from occurring, plus ensure that certain insects and fungi cannot get to the trunk of the tree.
  5. They’re Pretty: Another benefit of adding a ground cover to your yard is that the flowers that most varieties offer are beautiful. And who doesn’t want to see a bunch of pretty flowers in their yard, right?

How Do You Choose the Right Groundcover Vines?

When it comes to choosing a groundcover plant for your property, there are many different options to consider. The region you live in and the weather conditions are usually the two biggest factors you need to ponder before making a selection. In addition, you’ll want to see which types are already native to your area, as this can be a key indicator of what grows best within your yard.

Next, decide the area where you’ll plant it. Some species are more suited to full sun, while others do well in shade or a combination of the two. Access to water and irrigation is also important. Finally, make sure you choose a type of ground cover plant that isn’t deemed invasive. While certain ones are beautiful, finding the most natural options for your yard that won’t inadvertently take over your other landscaping is important for the overall aesthetic of your property.

Buying Groundcover vines and Other Plants Online

Yes, it is absolutely possible to purchase beautiful plants and trees for your yard online. Choosing a ground cover for your flower beds or around the base of trees isn’t difficult when you’ve done research ahead of time, know your growing zone, and have a good idea of the benefits specific plant varieties offer. By choosing to use an online plant nursery like TN Nursery, you’re supporting a small business and helping the entire industry grow.

Vines and Groundcovers at TN Nursery

At TN Nursery, we offer a vast selection of groundcovers and more. In addition, we consistently add new species of plants to our online inventory on a regular basis. If you have questions about the mail-order plant buying experience, aren’t sure how to handle plants once you receive them, or just want advice on the best choice for your yard, please do not hesitate to contact us. We firmly believe in providing excellent customer service and cannot wait to be of assistance.

Are you ready to beautify your yard and enjoy the many benefits of adding groundcovers? Start your order from TN Nursery today. Whether you're a well-seasoned landscaper or just starting out in the gardening world, one type of plant you should be familiar with is groundcover. Perpetually low-lying and with a habit for spreading quickly, groundcover can provide many benefits for your gardening or landscaping project.

6 Benefits of Groundcover

1.It protects against weeds.

Use groundcover to prevent weeds from growing in your landscape design. While it's important to implement steady weed control (by hand) as your groundcover first becomes established, once it's fully grown in, it should act as a living, breathing weed barrier of its own, making it both practical and pleasing to the eye

2.Flowering options are available.

While some groundcovers are simply green, other options will provide more color for your landscape. Here are some lovely flowering groundcovers to consider:

  • Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)
  • Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
  • Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana)
  • Creeping Thyme (Thymus superphylum)
  • Canadian anemone (Anemone Canadensis)

3. You can (usually) see it year-round.

Many groundcovers are evergreen, which means they stay green throughout the year and even in the dead of winter. This is nice for areas that may end up being without snow at points in the winter. In the months of December and January, for example, when most other plants die away or turn brown, your groundcovers should still retain a nice pop of green

4. It's perfect for slopes and hills.

If your landscaping area features slopes or hills, groundcover is the perfect plant to feature in these areas. Not only does it look beautiful cascading over a slope, but it's also good at stabilizing the soil in these areas so that you don't get a lot of erosion. Likewise, you can allow groundcover to thrive on hillsides where the weeding and maintenance of other types of plants would be impossible or, at the very least, dangerous and difficult.

5. In shady areas, it can replace grass, which would otherwise be difficult to grow.

Many homeowners and landscapers struggle to keep healthy, bright green grass thriving beneath large trees or in other areas that tend to be shady for most of the day. In these areas, groundcover provides the perfect alternative

6. It's easy to grow and even easier to maintain.

Finally, if you or your client is looking for a hands-off garden, incorporating groundcover is a must. Not only is it beautiful and useful at preventing soil erosion, but it's also easy to maintain. Even if you don't have time to weed (once the groundcover has already been established, that is), you can simply leave the groundcover alone, and it should thrive. Moreover, because of its easy growth, you'll reduce maintenance costs with the more groundcover you have.

Vines are low-Maintenance Groundcovers to Consider

One key to success with groundcovers is choosing the right plant for your project. Here are three low-maintenance groundcover plants to consider:

  • Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
  • Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
  • Carpet bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

Groundcover Prepping and Care Tips

Groundcover takes best when established in late spring or early fall, as cooler temperatures better facilitate good growth. If you need to plant it in the heat of the summer, however, it will likely do fine. When planting basically any type of groundcover, properly prepping your soil before planting is crucial. Start by removing perennial weeds and fertilizing (try 10-10-10 fertilizer along with a few inches of manure or compost). Rake the soil lightly to incorporate your fertilizer, then plant.

When planting, be sure to follow the instructions for spacing that come with groundcover. This will give you better coverage right off the bat. You'll need to mulch around your plants to prevent the growth of weeds and keep them well-watered according to the label instructions. It can be difficult to establish full coverage with groundcover right away. On average, it takes approximately two to three growing seasons to see full coverage.

Characteristics of Ground Cover Vines

Ground covers are lush green plants that grow close to the ground and spread out quickly. They seldom need to be watered or mowed. As a low-lying plantation, it can add a lot of value to a garden or landscaping project. 

Among its benefits, groundcover is known as a necessity for the survival of many ecosystems. A forest's ground cover layer can account for up to 90% of the ecosystem's plant variety. The placement and growth of tree seedlings have been influenced by groundcover. 

To reach the soil and germinate, all tree seedlings must first fall from their parent trees and then pierce the groundcover layer. The groundcover filters out many seeds while allowing a lesser number to get through and thrive. This filtration creates enough room between the seeds to allow for further growth.

Vines We Sell

Following is a brief introduction to all the different types of groundcovers available. We hope it helps motivate you to buy one that suits you best. 

Ajuga Plant 0 A perfect Vine

This spring-to-summer plant thrives amazingly in all kinds of surroundings, whether partially or fully shaded. It has beautiful blue-violet and pinkish-purple blooms that will please your senses to no end.

Arrow-Leaf Ginger

An evergreen that grows easily and is virtually pest-free. This little ginger has excellent spreading tendencies and is "THE" choice for those garden borders at your home or office.

Bird's Foot Violet

These pretty birdy blooms in Spring have one of the most visually pleasing colors. If you have sandy or dry soils, it's time to pick your spade and start planting it right away.

Bishops Weed

Unlike its morally awkward name, this plant gives a beautiful green-white luster once potted in moist, well-drained soil. It is ideal for side spaces or corner gardens that are partially shaded with lots of sunlight. 

Dewberry

It is a shrub-like plant that produces fruit, not unlike blackberries, just smaller. It has numerous advantages, including having its leaves and roots used as homeopathic treatments—an ideal choice as a replacement for low-end shrubberies.

English Ivy Plant 

This fast-growing plant is perfect for filling in empty spaces with greenery quickly. Have it dangle over your doorstep, or simply let it creep up naturally in areas that feel lackluster - this ivy never disappoints!

Fan Clubmoss

Beautiful and fan-like, this evergreen species of moss is great if you are interested in growing a colony-like area in your garden - a sure buy.

Foam Flower

This perennial spring angel is sure to make your heart melt once you catch its glimpse. Its soft-white texture goes ideally with wood-like backgrounds. Plant it in your corner-pots or along your driveway for pleasant viewing.

Geranium

Geraniums have pink, purplish saucer-shaped flowers that bloom in springtime. These aromatic and scented-leaf plants are perfect for ground covers in warm areas.

Large Leaf Phlox

Large-leaf Phlox is one of the most beautiful species of the phlox family. Its sturdy, brilliant, white, and blue flowers are exquisite and form clumps that continue to develop evermore.

Partridgeberry Plant 

This is among the most aesthetic low-growing plants that can serve as a groundcover- an evergreen creeper with pairs of white blossoms that turn into vivid red berries as they mature.

Periwinkle Plants

With its purple-lavender color, this spring flower beautifully matures till it's hardly 3 feet tall. It's not only pleasing but is excellent in preventing soil erosion. 

Purple Violets

Purple, aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for indoors, this cute little plant is a sure buy if you are new to gardening or want your child to develop an interest in this field.

Rue Anemone

These pale-pink flowers are often found near slopes and ridges. These pale-pink flowers are the perfect choice as ground cover. They are effortless to take care of but make sure you water them daily.

Spotted Wintergreen

Are you thinking of adding a splash to your garden? If so, then this white-striped leaf plant is your best choice. With a cute little flower that blooms in summer, it is a sure buy for everyone.

Trumpet Vine

No landscape is complete without a trumpet vine. This pretty boy has orange trumpet-like flowers growing out of a creeper. It's easy to grow, weather tolerant, and prevents soil erosion.

Virginia Creeper

This creeper is highly acknowledged for its color-changing foliage. Typically soft green, as the leaves grow, they turn bronze in Spring, dull green in the summer, and crimson-red in the autumn.

White Violets

Heart-shaped with bright green leaves, these plants have flowers with a purple tinge. An amazing choice if you want to present potted plants as gifts. Make sure to give it plenty of rich, wet soil.

Wild Ginger Plant

Also known as Canada Wild Ginger, this plant is sure to fulfill your greenery needs: Grow it in containers, use it for edging, or simply place it as a groundcover in shady areas. Excellent for all beautifying purposes.

Wintercreeper

Wintercreeper is a fantastic choice if you have a large open space or a spot where other plants won't thrive. This sturdy, attractive plant blooms from May till July, producing little yellowish blossoms that can be used as a short hedge or wall cover.

Wisteria

Wisteria is a flowering plant that adds a dash of color and delight to your environment while also acting as a complement to its surroundings. Many people associate its flower with brilliant purple color, but it also comes in white, pink, and blue.

Conclusion

If you're into gardening, the groundcover plants are worth investing in. They stay for a long time, and several of them produce flowers. They are vibrant and attractive to the eye. They help attract various garden insects and pollinators, which helps conserve wildlife.  TN Nursery provides a large selection of groundcovers that are available online. You may purchase all of these plants and others from us at competitive prices.

Happy Planting!

 

 

 

 

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