Weed-smothering groundcovers are ideal for troublesome spots in your yard where grass won't grow (or you don't want to mow). See some of the Costa Farms' gardening experts' top picks for easy-care, colorful groundcovers.

Weed-smothering groundcovers are ideal for troublesome spots in your yard where grass won't grow (or you don't want to mow). See some of the Costa Farms' gardening experts' top picks for easy-care, colorful groundcovers.

Golden creeping Jenny -   'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8  view >

Golden creeping Jenny - 'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8 view >

Asian Jasmine. This is the look I'm going for on the shady side of the yard. In addition to my other gardening-related insanity, I have planted several Asian Jasmines on the shady side of the yard.

Asian Jasmine. This is the look I'm going for on the shady side of the yard. In addition to my other gardening-related insanity, I have planted several Asian Jasmines on the shady side of the yard.

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.

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.

Lamium Maculatum : Elegant Groundcover for shady dry areas, especially under trees.  Shade side of pond.

Lamium Maculatum : Elegant Groundcover for shady dry areas, especially under trees. Shade side of pond.

Thrives in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to dense shade. Vining evergreen 4- to 6- in. tall foliage turns purple in fall—lovely cascading over walls. Covers 20 sq. ft. Bareroot. Zones 4-8.     Purple wintercreeper

Thrives in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to dense shade. Vining evergreen 4- to 6- in. tall foliage turns purple in fall—lovely cascading over walls. Covers 20 sq. ft. Bareroot. Zones 4-8. Purple wintercreeper

Discover which perennial flowers grow best in the shade with plant picks and tips from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

Discover which perennial flowers grow best in the shade with plant picks and tips from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

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