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  • 	Wintercreeper  Wintercreeper leaves are typically bright to dark green and about an inch long.

    Wintercreeper

    $5.69

    Wintercreeper - Euonymus fortunei grows in zones 5 through 9 The Wintercreeper, or Euonymus fortunei, grows in USDA hardiness zones 5-8. While native to China, it was introduced to and currently thrives in the northwestern, northeastern, and mid-western...

  • Ajuga will accent other flowers. Ajuga will accent other flowers.

    Ajuga Plant

    $5.69

    Ajuga is a beautiful plant with a glossy appearance and adds a lush look to garden and landscape areas.  Ajuga is a beautiful ground cover and adds stunning color when the flowers are in bloom. The plant showcases small flower stalks that can...

  • Arrowleaf ginger is a Lush, Green ground cover.
Arrowleaf ginger supplies beautiful color and a very natural look.

    Arrow-Leaf Ginger

    $5.69

    Arrow-leaf Ginger - Asarum arifolium  Arrow-leaf ginger is a low-growing plant in the Birthwort family that is found chiefly throughout forest environments. It is adaptable to many hardy zones, easy to start, and is pest resistant...

  • Birds foot violet are spring bloomers. Birds foot violet grows best in hardiness zones 3-9

    Bird's Foot Violet

    $5.69

    The Bird's Foot Violet grows well in zones 4 to 8 but can grow in zones outside of these ranges. These zones include states along the northern border of the country, such as Montana and North Dakota. The zones also include states located in the center...

  • English Ivy Vine Plant English Ivy Vine makes an excellent ground cover and can thrive well in cold and areas with low light.

    English Ivy Vine Plant

    $5.69

    English Ivy Vine   Hardy Planting Zone- USDA zone 4 through 9 Bloom Season – September through October  Bloom Color – Greenish White or greenish-yellow Height at Maturity – Typically 20 to 30...

  • Fan clubmoss is also called Running Cedar and Ground cedar. Fan Clubmoss grows well in zones 4-9.

    Fan Clubmoss

    $5.69

    Fan Clubmoss - Running Cedar   Hardy Planting Zones -4 through 9  Bloom Season - Summer  Bloom Color - None  Height at Maturity - Less than six inches  Soil Type Preferred - Well drained acidic...

  • Foam Flowers is a plant great for woodland gardens.
Foamflower is known for its tall clumping, heart shaped lobed leaves.

    Foam Flower Plant

    $5.69

    Hardy Planting Zone – USDA 3 through 9  Bloom Season – Spring and fall  Bloom Color – White or pink  Height at Maturity – 6” to 12” inches  Soil Type Preferred –...

  • Geraniums is an annual flowering plant.
Geraniums are easy-care abundant bloomers.

    Geranium Plant

    $6.49

      Geranium is an annual plant that can be grown in Zones 3 to 9. Plant geraniums after winter’s last frost because they are not cold-hardy. In warmer climate areas of North America, they can be grown outside all year long. Bloom...

  • Hepatica Plant Hepatica plants grow best when planted in hardy zones 5-8

    Hepatica Plant

    $5.69

    Hepatica Plant    Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3-9 Bloom Season: Spring Bloom Color: Usually lavender or white, sometimes pink Height at Maturity: 4 to 6 in.  Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, moist, acidic soil  Sun or Shade:...

  • Hummingbird vine is  low maintenance and easy to care for. Hummingbird vine thrive when planted in hardy zones 3-9.

    Hummingbird Vine

    $4.89

    Hummingbird Plants  Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3 through 9 Bloom Season: late summer/early fall Bloom Color: reddish-orange Height at Maturity: 2 ft.  Soil Type Preferred: Dry, well-drained Sun or Shade: Full sun to partial...

  • Periwinkle plant will grow efficiently in partly shaded environments, and it is versatile enough to grow in heavily shaded areas as well. Periwinkle Plant has its ideal growing conditions in USDA Growing Zones 4 – 8 and reaches maximal heights of 6 inches tall.

    Periwinkle Plant

    $5.69

    Periwinkle Plants   Hardy Planting Zone- Periwinkle plants are most likely to thrive in USDA growing zones 4 through 8 (all states from Maine through Florida, some parts of Alaska, & none of Hawaii)  Bloom Season - Periwinkle plants...

  • Phlox plants reveal colorful star-shaped flowers and are easy to grow and low maintenance.

Phlox plants  are native to North America and are a popular choice for gardens, yards, and landscapes.

    Phlox Plant

    $5.69

      Hardy Planting Zone – USDA zones 3 through 9  Bloom Season – July through September  Bloom Color – Blue, purple, red, white, pink  Height at Maturity – 1 to 5 feet  Soil Type...

 

 The Top Plants That You Can Use As Groundcovers 

 

 When you are doing some landscaping, the phrase groundcovers usually refer to one group of low-growing plants. These are plants with a wide range of creeping stems. And branches that cover part of the land with minimal maintenance.

 

 It could also be a great idea to use standard decorating plants as a ground cover. For example, perennials require very little maintenance. These include plants like the daylily, which are an excellent way to cover significant ground areas and slopes.

 

 Perennials are the perfect plants to use as groundcovers plants because of their creeping shrubs that can pretty well cover the ground.

 

 What Can You Use Ground Cover Plants For?

 

 You can use groundcover plants actually for multiple functions, including the following. They can work well during multiple circumstances.

 

 When you have challenging slopes to mow the grass, you can use perennials like some Low-growth shrubs. These include plants such as the "Blue Rug" Juniper, which works well in this area. They require very little maintenance beyond pruning the dead scrubs. You can also use the daylily for the more significant slopes as a better alternative for a ground cover.

 

 Suppose you need to cover some shaded areas where turf grass does not grow well. Then, it would be best to use these plants that spread a variety of suitable shades for this purpose.

 

 These act as a cover for scorching and dry places. And these locations choose a dry climate plant such as an ice plant or sedum (stonecrop).

 

 For areas with heavy traffic that are sometimes hard to cover with grass, You may use plants like baby tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) and creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum) in these places.

 

 You can also use these groundcovers to choke off weeds because some of them, like the Creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera) or the dragon blood sedum, can this. They usually grow thick on the ground.

 

 The Top Landscaping Uses For Groundcovers

 

 These plants mainly add some aesthetics to areas where you can't grow regular grass. Or want a different alternative to regular grass. If you want to add some color to your landscaping areas, you should use the groundcovers.

 

 Alternatively, they add practicality to the general landscape. An area where turf grass does not grow doesn't need to be left dry and patching; you can use the groundcovers to make the area look better and other practical reasons.

 

 For example, a fully shaded area in a garden would be a good place for alternative shade-tolerant ground cover plants. Even steep slopes that are difficult to mow are good places to cover.

 

 In dry climates where there is a higher water demand, the regular grass will be an issue, and in this case, the alternative ground covers can be the answer.

 

 Conclusion

 

 Be prepared for higher initial investment costs if you are covering a massive area. But you can save money in the back end because of the low maintenance that perennials dictate. So when you see it this way, it is generally very much a cost-savings measure.