Gardening, home garden, garden hacks, garden tips and tricks, growing plants, gardening DIYs, gardening crafts, popular pin, backyard hacks, backyard tips and tricks, stepable plants

Gardening, home garden, garden hacks, garden tips and tricks, growing plants, gardening DIYs, gardening crafts, popular pin, backyard hacks, backyard tips and tricks, stepable plants

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Groundcovers under trees :: Planting something other than grass under a tree. Pachysandra around a Pin Oak
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Turkish Veronica - fast growing, thrives in difficult climates .  Drought tolerant, needs shade in hot summer.
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Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers.    A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.

Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers. A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.

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Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

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Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

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Sweet Woodruff-  Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

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Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

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Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

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