Ground cover garden plants
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The function of ground cover plants in the garden
Ground covers play an essential role in creating a healthy and beautiful garden. They form dense mats of low-growing plants that cover the ground and suppress weed growth. By protecting the soil from excessive exposure to sunlight, they also help retain moisture, improve soil structure and prevent erosion. In addition to their practical functions, ground covers also add texture and color to the garden landscape, creating an attractive and cohesive look.
Why ground covers are useful in the garden
Let's take a look at the advantages: ground cover plants are particularly useful for many reasons:
- Weed suppression: By forming a dense layer over the soil, ground covers smother weed growth, reducing the time and effort you spend on garden maintenance.
- Water Conservation: The protective layer of ground covers helps reduce the evaporation of moisture from the soil, conserving water and making your garden less prone to drought.
- Soil conservation: By preventing erosion and improving the soil structure, ground covers contribute to a healthy and fertile soil.
- Aesthetic Value: With their attractive foliage colors and flowers, ground covers add visual appeal and variety to your garden.
Common types of ground cover
- Creeping zenegroen (Ajuga reptans): This ground cover has beautiful purple flowers and is very hardy.
- Periwinkle (Vinca minor): A classic choice with glossy green leaves and purple flowers. It thrives in both sun and shade.
- Pachysandra terminalis: This evergreen ground cover has glossy leaves and flowers that resemble white candles.
Planting time and care of ground cover plants
The ideal time to plant ground covers is when the soil is moist and not too hard. Here are some care tips:
- Soil preparation: Provide well-draining soil and remove weeds before planting the ground covers.
- Watering: Regular watering during the initial growth period is essential for promoting healthy establishment.
- Pruning: Prune ground covers as needed to maintain desired size and shape.
- Mulching: A layer of mulch around the ground covers helps keep the soil moist and prevents weed growth.
Discover the many benefits of ground cover plants in the garden. Not only do they add beauty and colour, but they also reduce the need for intensive garden maintenance and contribute to the health of the soil. Discover our range of different ground cover plants and give your garden a beautiful and functional upgrade.