Filling in With Groundcovers

Lily-of-the-valleyIn the North Georgia mountains up here around Jasper, GA, trying to get grass to grow is almost as difficult as trying to make a water lily grow on dry land. When Whispering Springs Nursery does landscape designs, instead of using grass for groundcover, we like to use one of these several options as a beautiful alternative to grass.

Thyme – Not only does this plant cover ground, it makes your space beautiful with its pink or white flowers in the spring or summer and fills the air with its fresh aroma.

Sweet Woodruff – This is a great plant for groundcover that you won’t have to worry about becoming invasive. It forms in well mannered clumps about 12 inches tall and when crushed smells like freshly mowed hay.

Brass Buttons – If you need a groundcover that you can walk on, this is a great option. It grows tiny, bronze colored flowers and only grows about 6 inches tall. It likes full sun and well-drained soil.

Bishop’s Weed – For a shade-loving groundcover, look no further. Bishop’s weed loves full shade and well drained soil. It also grows quickly so make sure it has plenty of space to wander.

Lamium – This groundcover is easy, peasy. It blooms through the summer with pink or white flowers, and even when it’s not blooming it still provides visual interest with its silver foliage.

Epimedium – If you have one of those places that is shady, yet dry, this is a great option for you. And it sprouts interestingly shaped purple or pink blooms.

Lily-of-the-Valley – One of our all time favorites, this plant is one of the easiest growing ground covers and will fill your yard with a wonderful fragrance.

These are just a few of our favorite groundcovers for both sun and shady areas. Do you need help creating a landscape design for your Jasper, GA yard? Give us a call! We’d love to help!

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