Tag: groundcover

Ground Cover Works Like Mulch Does

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UNITED STATES—Weeding otherwise bare and unused ground is no fun. Nor is weed whacking. Mulching inhibits future weed growth, but requires occasional replenishment. For...

Groundcover Is Carpeting For Landscapes

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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

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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...

Rain Is Necessary But Messy

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UNITED STATES—Water is no more scarce in California than it has been in recorded history. The problem with it is that it is a...

Artificial Turf Has Real Advantages

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UNITED STATES—Lawn is the carpeting for our outdoor spaces. Like pavement or decking, it makes the space in or gardens useful for more than...

Vines Are Naturally Social Climbers

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UNITED STATES—If more of us knew how vines compete in the wild, fewer of us would grow them in our home gardens. Understory plants...

Covering New Ground Or Old With Groundcover

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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...
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