Ground cover a-z

Design your garden with different ground cover species

Ground covers are plants that cling closely to the ground and form a dense layer of leaves and stems. They are particularly suitable for planting in areas that would otherwise be difficult to maintain, as they suppress weeds and protect the soil from drying out. Here are some of the best-known ground cover species:

Columbine (Aquilegia): Columbines are an attractive option as groundcovers as they grow quickly and produce pretty flowers in spring.
Chickweed (Pachysandra): Chickweed is an evergreen groundcover species that bears green leaves all year round and produces tiny white flowers in spring.
Hornwort (Cerastium): Hornwort forms dense mats of white flowers and green foliage that bloom in early summer and cover the ground well.
Creeping spindle (Euonymus): Creeping spindle, on the other hand, is a slower-growing ground cover that is notable for its bright red fruits in autumn.

Groundcover species for every location and soil type

There are a variety of groundcover species that are suitable for different locations and soil types. Some groundcover species prefer shady areas, while others prefer full sun. Some prefer moist soils, while others grow well in dry soils.

Ground covers the perfect choice for your landscape design

Ground covers can also be used as design elements in the garden to create a textured and varied landscape design. For example, a combination of different groundcover species with different growth forms, flower colours and leaf shapes can create an interesting visual texture.
Overall, groundcovers are a great way to cover unsightly areas and create neat and attractive landscaping. They offer many benefits to the garden and are an easy and low maintenance option for any garden owner.