6 Gardening Hacks To Use Groundcovers

6 Gardening Hacks To Use Groundcovers


Many of us do not realize that low-growing groundcover plants can do something beautiful in our backyard. It is a shame if we ignore its beauty. Once you add them to your landscape, of course, it adds more texture and color to the area, as long as you can use it properly. You should put your groundcovers to use for dealing with any problem situations like creating the stage for the other plants or creating the performers in their own right.

Add Colors And Texture

The groundcovers are able to add more colors and texture to your garden. It seems something we don’t always think but it is all about a small thing that can create a huge difference. For example, if you use a large swath of the single-species groundcover, it works as the excellent backdrop for your showier plants. On the other hands, when you mix species in different leaf textures and colors, doing this way will help you create a beautiful mosaic in your backyard, just like a carpet. As you see above that the garden is the showpiece that you can find some beautiful plants like ajuga, creeping Jenny or Lysimachia Nummularia, Dutch cover, golden pearlwort, carex, scotch moss, and others.

Add Colors And Texture

Mix With Other Plants

You will never disappointed when you do this when it comes to groundcover. It looks beautiful to add to our backyard that can improve the look of your landscape. By partnering the groundcovers with other plants, it means that you will make great companions. It is because most of them can grow lower than their parents so that there will be a nice movement as the eye goes from one level to the next. Besides, it looks good if you include some colorful choices, for example, is scotch moss. A bold vignette is a real point when you enjoy up close or even from the distance.

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Brick Path And Fence

Make he hardscape looks soft. This is the goal why you should do it. In addition, they have short stature. Groundcovers also able to grow with their spreading habit that will make them look perfect to plant along your backyard paths. It is important to note that the creeping thyme can hide on the edge of the brick path. This is a nice way to create a natural setting to your backyard and to add a beautiful texture to the path.

Brick Path And Fence

Use Tree And Grape Hyacinth Groundcover

Take our choice to fill in around the trees. In fact, the grass is hard to grow especially under the large shade tree. Nevertheless, doing this way will be great especially if there are plenty of groundcovers that are still fine in to live in this condition. The grape hyacinths are the temporary guests, especially in the spring. They will grow before the tree is leafed out. Once they go dormant, the shade-tolerant perennial groundcovers like ajuga, pachysandra, and ivy will continue the rest of the show. Don’t you think that it sounds amazing if you can make your backyard looks like a stage of a big show?

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Green Urn, Stone Steps, Groundcovers For Slopes

Tame slopes and it is the time to leave the lawnmower since you will not need it in the garage. It is the time to give a chance for the well-behaved groundcover to blanket the slope for the low-maintenance and beautiful visual addition. As you see here that the Japanese forest grass that is also known as Hakonechloa Macra and Pachysandra can handle the heavy lifting perfectly. On the other hands, the ivy and Japanese painted fern or Athyrium Nipponicum will add more varieties at the foot of the steps. So, if your backyard is like this and you want to add a little color and texture, you can do this way. It is also perfect if your backyard needs a patio to decorate. As long as there are steps, you can still do this way.

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Green Urn, Stone Steps, Groundcovers For Slopes

Moss In Crevice

So, what can you do when your backyard has crevice? What things to fill it better than moss? Crevice shows the gaps that if you don’t add something there, it looks like imperfect, lack of decoration, and less appealing. Therefore, you should be able to find the right choice on how to fill the gaps. For example, you can use moss as the perfect groundcover in a crevice. Crevice offers the tight space and moss is okay to live in that condition. Moss is also well-behaved so that they can handle the occasional foot traffic as well. Best of all, moss will not grow out of the space you have provided. Cool, isn’t it?

When you need another alternative to cover the small spots, we recommend you thyme or the low-growing sedum.

Moss In Crevice

As you see that the hacks above can be the best way to make your landscape looks so beautiful. If you can use the groundcover properly, you will be able to make your backyard as the stage to show what you have been doing during your free time at home. It makes anyone amazed including your neighbors. They will be so envy since you have a beautiful area in your home that makes them wants to have the same, as well. Keep in mind that if you cannot deal with the maintenance, it is always perfect to complete your landscape with fewer maintenance plants. This is what you need so that the beauty will stay for a quite long.

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So, do you have a small backyard? Do you think that your backyard needs more colors and texture? Do you add some groundcovers to the area? What is your most favorite groundcover? How does it work in your backyard? What is your next plan? Are you going to add more groundcovers that can deal with the winter? Well, we also love to hear about your story, too. It is interesting if you don’t mind to share about your backyard in our site by leaving your comments below this post. It is amazing if we can share all about our gardening experience. Happy gardening!

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