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Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds: Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) performs beautifully is sunny, dry conditions. And it's available in a variety of colorful cultivars.

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from Sunset

20 colorful plants for shade gardens

I never thought about begonias! Lovely idea for more color on the north side of my house.

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alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

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from Dengarden

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

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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from Home Wizards

Ground Covers – Walkable and Worthy Alternatives to Grass

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Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover-- I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

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