Groundcover plants provide dense soil cover, retard weed growth, and prevent soil erosion. Groundcovers range in height from an inch to four feet. One of the most used groundcovers is turf grass, but turf grass is not the best groundcover for all locations. Groundcover plants provide plant materials for tough, shady locations or arid, hot locations, where many plants or grasses will not grow. Many groundcover plants are very hardy and will provide long term coverage of slopes, poor soils, and wet areas.
Groundcovers require a minimum amount of maintenance once established. Choosing a plant for the proposed location would be determined by amount of sun or shade, slope of the ground, herbaceous or evergreen, clay or sandy soil, moist or dry, and the position in the landscape. The groundcovers position in the landscape is important because the size or height of the groundcover will impact how the entire yard or landscape will appear. By utilizing perennial groundcovers and mulch, soil moisture will be retained and regular watering will be greatly reduced. Our groundcovers are displayed below.