5 Ground Covers to Plant This Fall to Improve Your Garden’s Look

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When it comes to gardening, one of the most beautiful and visually appealing aspects is the ground cover. Ground covers are plants that lie low and spread out over the soil surface to create a carpet-like appearance. They provide a beautiful green backdrop for other plants, suppress weeds, and protect the soil from erosion. If you're considering refreshing your garden's look this fall, then this post is for you. Here are five excellent ground covers to consider planting this fall: juniper, liriope, sedge, yew, and mondo grass.

  • Juniper - Junipers are evergreen and come in a wide range of colors and textures, making them popular for their ornamental value. They are hardy and tolerate drought, making them perfect for planting in dry areas of your garden. They also have a high salt tolerance and are often used in seaside gardens. You can use them as a ground cover or as a border hedge. They can be planted in full sun to partial shade.
  • Liriope - Liriope is an evergreen ground cover that has long, arching leaves. It is popular because it has a neat appearance even when it is not in bloom. The flowers are small and lavender in color. Liriope spreads well and is great for filling in areas where other plants have failed to grow. It can be planted in sun or partial shade. Pairs perfect with these plants, it looks great as a border and can be used to line walkways.
  • Sedge - Sedge is a grass-like plant that comes in many colors; from yellow-green to dark green. It provides a grassy touch to a garden and can be planted in sun or shade. It is often used in rain gardens since it can survive occasional inundation and helps to soak up excess moisture. Sedge also tolerates dry conditions and is perfect for planting in rock gardens.
  • Mondo Grass - Mondo Grass is another easy to care for ground cover. It is a grass that grows in mats and has a similar look to sod. It also comes in different colors, from deep green to shades of pink and purple. Mondo grass is highly drought tolerant and can be planted in sun or shade. As an added bonus, its low growing habit makes it a great choice for pet owners since it is easy to clean up after.
  • Yew - Yew is an evergreen shrub with bright green leaves. It is slow-growing but has a long life and is drought-tolerant. Yew can be planted in sun or shade and makes a good hedge plant. It also provides great winter interest and can be pruned into any shape you desire.
These five plants are perfect for adding color and texture to your garden. With careful selection and placement, they can create a beautiful landscape for years to come. All of these plants are easy to maintain and provide color throughout the year. Plant them in well-drained soil and give them adequate water, and you will have a stunning garden for years to come. Find the perfect ground covers for your yard today!