ground cover

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Synonyms for ground cover

low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow

small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor

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THE ground cover plant could never be called the most glamorous of garden species.
Yarrow is a drought-tolerant ground cover that may be mowed -- or cut back with a string trimmer (weed whacker) every now and then without ill effect.
He used a variety of ground covers to form leafy liners for wire basket frames.
In the late '80s and '90s, you began to hear `Red Apple' ice plant mentioned whenever the subject of ground cover was broached.
To get ground covers between payers off to a great start, you need good soil.
As a ground cover in parkway and driveway strips, Kappel has selected Arctotheca calendula, which creates a blanket of yellow daisies accompanied by whimsically lobed foliage that is green on one side and silver on the other.
While recarpeting my garden with ground covers, I found that the trick is putting the right plant in the right place.
Be 45 000 mA ground cover closed, maintained and cut 4 times 2 times or 1 times.
If you are frustrated with the maintenance that ground covers require, consider decomposed granite, a highly popular ground cover substitute in Palm Springs.
Some ground covers, like the verbena, grew almost instantly--you could almost see them growing.
Several varieties are available, from gangly, arching bushes to ground covers.
Many of them are ground covers, perennials, shrubs--even house plants.
If you live at the top of a steep slope, especially above a canyon, you will need to landscape with succulent ground covers to a distance of 100 feet away from your home because fires on slopes, when whipped by winds, are undeterred by vegetation of any kind, with the possible exception of succulents.
Spacing ground covers The bigger the plants at maturity, the more future troubles you cause by planting too closely.
Ground covers also vary widely but, generally speaking, require about one-eighth the amount of water needed by a lawn.