Ground Cover Basics

Ground Cover Basics

Groundcovers benefit from being clipped back. A pleasing green carpet can be achieved with ground covers. They don’t need constant care once they’re established and most are almost self-sustaining if decent soil and adequate water are available. All ground...
Ground Cover Basics

Mulching

Mulching is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. Mulch is simply a protective layer of a material that is spread on top of the soil. Mulches can either be organic—such as grass clippings, straw, bark chips, and similar...
Ground Cover Basics

Evergreen Groundcovers

As the leaves fall away from trees, shrubs and flower beds, evergreen foliage becomes more noticeable and more cherished. None so much as the ground covers that keep the bare earth green during the darkening days of winter. Planting time for ground covers is in spring...