Ground Cover Plants
Ground cover plants are the unsung heroes of garden design. Ranging from delicate flowers to hardy shrubs, these plants grow fast and low. They’re perfect for filling empty space or adding layers to your garden.
Ground cover plants are a diverse group of plants that grow quickly across the ground. Ranging from gorgeous flowering vines to hardy low-maintenance shrubs, most ground cover plants have a reputation for being fast-growing, simple to plant and easy to care for.
They’re also a great way to round out your landscaping or garden design. There are lots of creative ways to use these plants in your garden, but the most common reason is to fill empty space quickly. Planting these can turn bare patches into lush gardens in no time at all.
Some popular ground-cover plants may also be found on the Shrubs or Climbers pages. If you’ve got any questions about growing covering plants, or you’re having trouble locating the plant that you’re after, ask our friendly team today and we’ll do what we can to help you.
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Ranging from delicate flowers to hardy shrubs, ground cover plants grow fast and low. Planting these can turn bare patches into lush gardens in no time at all.
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These plants are well-known for being one of the fastest ways to fill empty space in your yard. But planting ground cover can have a number of other highly practical benefits for your garden too. Here are 3 reasons why these plants make a fantastic addition to any garden:
They suppress weeds. One huge benefit of ground cover plants is that they can prevent other unwanted plants from moving in. Planting them in problem areas can help create a natural barrier, suppressing weed growth and preventing soil erosion.
Add texture, colour and flow. Low-growing plants can create another layer in your garden design, adding extra depth and texture. Flowers offer a splash of seasonal colour, whilst low shrubs create movement and flow as they sway in the breeze.
Attract pollinators: A carpet of flowers can help attract native pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden, helping to promote a healthy ecosystem. Native bugs will start to attract native birds, who then keep other unwanted pests under control.
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We’ve also put together some more comprehensive gardening guides to help you get those green thumbs going. Check out our Gardening Advice section for more info about ground cover, perennials, vegetable gardens, seasonal gardening and more!
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