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What is ground cover?

What zone am I in?

What is a perennial?

Which ground cover are good for the shade?

Which ground cover do well in the sun?

What ground cover are drought tolerant?

How much water does ground cover need?

Which ground cover is steppable?

Can I plant ground cover in between stepping stones?

What kind of maintenance does ground cover require?

How do I order?



What is groundcover?

Ground cover in our situation are perennial plants that are great accents to your landscape and they are very hardy. Many of them can take foot traffic and we grow in a cold climate so they are most likely hardy for your situation. (Here)


What zone am I in?

Go to our zone map page and look there. (Here)



What is a perennial?

A perennial is a plant that will not die in the coldest time of the year in your area. To find out how cold it gets in your area check out our zone map. (Here)



Which ground cover are good for the shade?

Good shade plants include Aegopodium, Erodium, Galium Odoorata (Sweet Woodruff), Ivy (Baltic, English, Glacier, Hahn's, Needlepoint, Rippleleaf and Yellow Rippleleaf), Lamiastrum (Archangle, Herman's Pride), Lamium (Beacon Silvr, Chequers, Pink Pewter, Red Nancy and White Nancy), Pachysandra, Vinca Major, Vinca Major Variegated, Vinca Major Maculata, Vinca Minor Bowles Variety, Vinca Minor Alba, Vinca Minor Autroperpea and Viola.
You can search for all of them here.



Which ground cover do well in the sun?

Plants that do well in the sun include Ajuga (Bronze, Burgundy Glow, Catlin's Giant, Mahogany, metalica Crispa or Purple Brocade), Antennaria, Arabis (Compinkie, Snow Cap and Spring Charm), Cerastium (Snow in Summer and Alpinum), Delosperma Ice Plant (Starburst, Table Mountain and Yellow), Dianthus, Fescue, Fragaria, Hypericum, Iberis, Lonicera, Lysimachia 9Creeping Jenny), Creeping Phlox (Emerald Blue, Emerald Pink, Fort Hill, Red Wing, Scarlet Flame and White Delight), Potentilla (Miss Wilmott and Verna), Sagina (Scotch Moss), Saponaria, Sedum (Acre, Dragon's Blood, Green Dragon's Blood, Red Dragon's Blood, Fulda Glow, John Creech, Kamstchaticum, Ogon, Reflexum, Sea stars, Sieboldii, Stonecrop, Tricolor and Voodoo), Sempervivum (Emerald Empress, Hopewell, Red Heart and Red Rubin), Thyme (Elfin, Lemon, Majic Carpet, Mother of Thyme, Pink Chintz, Red Creeping, Roseum and Woolly) and Veronica (Creeping Speedwell, Georgia Blue, Heavenly Blue, Turkish Iiwanensis and Waterperry Blue). You can search for all of them here.



What ground cover are drought tolerent?

Some drought tolerent plants are Delosperma Ice Plant(Starburst, Table Mountain and Yellow), Sedum (Acre, Dragon's Blood, Green Dragon's Blood, Red Dragon's Blood, Fulda Glow, John Creech, Kamstchaticum, Ogon, Reflexum, Sea stars, Sieboldii, Stonecrop, Tricolor and Voodoo), Thyme (Elfin, Lemon, Majic Carpet, Mother of Thymre, Pink Chintz, Red Creeping, Roseum, Woolly).



How much water does ground cover need?

As a rule of thumb most ground cover uses about the same amount of water as lawn does. In the sun it needs more water and in the shade it needs less. The exceptions are drought tolerent varietites which use about 20% to 30% less water.



Which ground covers are steppable?

Some of the varieties that are steppable are Herniaria Glabra, Laurentia, Mentha (Mint), Pratia Pedunculata, Sagina (Irish Moss and Scotch Moss), Thyme (Elfin, Magic Carpet, Pink Chintz, Red Creeping and Roseum), Veronica (Creeping Speedwell, Turkish Iiwanensis and Sunshine).



Can I plant ground cover in between stepping stones?

You can plant the steppable varieties in between stepping stones as long as they get enough water. We have people who use plants in between stones around their pool or in walkways that lead you around their yard or up to their house. It adds a softness to the stones and is a beautiful invitation into their home.



What kind of maintenance does ground cover require?

The places in your yard that you plant ground cover needs to be prepared first. The weeds need to be cleaned out and the soil should be prepared and amended. Plant the bed and water in the plants, For the first couple of weeks keep the bed moist but not wet. Then gradually cut back on the amount of water. It's best to clean the bed in either the late fall or early spring and then it will take minimal maintenance during the summer to keep it looking beautiful. Just sit back and enjoy!



How do I order?

Plants are priced per plant (2.99 per plant). We require a minimum of 32 plants. They do not have to be the same. We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays and do not charge the credit card until we ship.



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