Tag: ground cover

Vines For Better Or Worse

UNITED STATES—Vines in the wild are downright exploitative. They do not support their own weight, so instead climb or sprawl over shrubbery and trees....

Groundcover Is Carpeting For Landscapes

UNITED STATES—If shade trees are the ceilings, and hedges and shrubbery are the walls, then turf and other groundcover plants are the floors of...

Get The Lowdown On Groundcover

UNITED STATES—Lawns composed of turf grasses are the most functional, but also the most demanding forms of groundcover. That is old news. There are...

Covering New Ground Or Old With Groundcover

UNITED STATES—As the simple name implies, 'groundcover' covers the ground. Groundcover plants stay lower than shrubbery, and function something like mulch. They insulate shallow...

Why Autumn Is Also Fall

Now that leaves are falling, they need to be raked. Large leaves, like those of sycamore and fruitless mulberry, can shade out lawn, shallow...

Collect Fallen Leaves Before Winter

UNITED STATES—The problem with all the colorful foliage that adorns so many of the deciduous trees in autumn is that it does not stay...

Protected: The Lowdown On Ground Cover

Of all the functions that the many and various plants in the garden serve, ground covers have the lowliest job description. Well, maybe it...
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