Ground Cover

A great ground cover can be a living mulch in the garden. Explore the world of ground cover plants and their benefits with us here!

A cluster of pink stonecrop flowers, delicately held aloft by deep purple stems. In the blurred background, additional blooms of these charming flowers create a picturesque scene, adding to the allure of the composition.

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13 Best Stonecrop Varieties for Your Rock Garden

If you’re looking for plants that thrive in rock gardens and coarse, nutrient-poor soil, check out stonecrop! These plants have thick, succulent-like leaves that allow them to thrive in environments where many other plants perish. Gardening expert Briana Yablonski shares 13 stonecrop varieties to consider planting.

Vibrant purple Creeping Thyme flowers bloom in clusters, forming a mesmerizing carpet. The tiny blossoms showcase delicate petals, adding a burst of color. The lush green leaves of Creeping Thyme create a dense and textured ground cover resembling a vibrant lawn.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Creeping Thyme

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance groundcover that will cut down on mowing and smells great, creeping thyme is perfect. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will tell you how to replace your lawn with an aromatic herb that pollinators love, too!

A close-up of a microclover lawn revealing the intricately patterned microclover leaves. They are small and delicate, with a vibrant green color, creating a lush and dense ground cover.

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How to Replace Your Lawn with Microclover

Rip up your grass and replace your lawn with eco-friendly, drought-tolerant microclover! Former organic farmer and horticulture expert Logan Hailey offers step-by-step advice for a quick and effective lawn replacement in just one weekend.

Four vibrant pink portulaca flowers with ruffled petals bloom gracefully. The blurred background reveals the lush greenery of the portulaca's foliage. Each leaf boasts a succulent texture, designed to conserve water and withstand the sun's scorching rays.

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Portulaca

A remarkably versatile succulent, Portulaca grandiflora is a gardener’s dream. It can have many different uses, and thrives in a number of different climates. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains why you should grow this plant in your garden and how you can get it right.

Ground cover thyme plant growing instead of grass in lawn

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11 Ground Cover Plants That Can Replace Your Grass

Are you looking for a ground cover to add to your garden instead of grass? There are a number of different ground cover plants that can substitute for grass, depending on your climate. In this article, gardening expert Madison Mouldon shares her favorite ground covers that can replace grass, help pollinators, and look fantastic in your garden.

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15 Cold Hardy Ground Cover Plants For Cool Weather

Looking for a cold hardy ground cover plant to dress up your garden in cooler weather? There are plenty of different options to choose from, even in colder hardiness zones. In this article, certified master gardener Laura Elsner looks at her favorite cold hardy ground cover plants, with names and pictures of each!