Friday, December 7, 2007

Ground cover suggestions


I'm giving up on grass in Raleigh. I have about a 600 sq ft area where I want to put a ground cover. I want something that is low, evergreen, non-invasive, can handle partial shade and some tree roots. Any suggestions?


Anne's response:

I am using some dwarf mondo grass in a shady area. It does take light foot traffic, looks like coarse grass but would be expensive. I am using partridge berry on a bank and it works very well. It is a "vine" similar to vinca but hugs the ground and is also easier to control. It will also take light foot traffic. Moss is a possibility and so is strawberry begonia (saxifrage). None of the groundcovers will take the hard traffic that grass does however.

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