Groundcovers add beauty and interest to the landscape. Attractive foliage and colorful flowers are refreshing alternatives to broad stretches of lawn. They bring unity to the garden if broad sweeps of the same groundcover are used underneath plantings of varied shrubs and flowers. They blanket soil with dense cover, add variety to the landscape, and reduce maintenance by suppressing weeds. When planted on steep slopes, groundcovers prevent soil erosion.
Learn more about Groundcovers for the South
Master Gardener Marie Harrison discusses various kinds of plants that can be used as groundcovers, from perennials and herbs to shrubs and native plants. Illustrated with color photographs and line drawings throughout.