Ground cover is an important element in garden design. It not only adds visual appeal but also serves as a protective layer for the soil, preventing erosion and weed growth.
If you are planning to renovate your garden and looking for options for ground cover a very long list of options is available that we can easily forget which one is which just by the name. So to help me and maybe you that is in the same situation maybe these images can help you to visually consider just some of the options available:
- Brick – Bricks are a classic choice for ground cover. They are durable, long-lasting and easy to install. Bricks come in a variety of colours and sizes, making them a versatile option for any garden.
- River tile – River tiles are thin, flat stones that can create a natural and rustic look. They are often used in pathways and are great for areas with heavy foot traffic.
- Versailles travertine – This type of ground cover is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your garden. It is a type of limestone that is durable and easy to maintain. Versailles travertine has a warm, creamy colour that can complement any garden style.
- Cobblestone – Cobblestones are a classic choice for European-style gardens. They are versatile and can be used for pathways, driveways, and garden borders. Cobblestones come in a range of sizes and colours, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your garden.
- Flagstone – Flagstone is a type of sandstone that is flat and thin, making it a great choice for garden pathways. It has a natural look and comes in a variety of colours and textures.
- Limestone – Limestone is a popular choice for garden ground cover due to its durability and versatility. It is available in a range of colours, from light beige to dark grey, and can be used for pathways, garden borders, and as a filler between larger stones.
- India sandstone – It has a unique texture and comes in a range of earthy tones, making it a great choice for a natural-looking garden. I believe it looks fantastic when it is used to create a section in the garden, for a seating area or a deck for a barbecue for example, the stones are wide and the variety in the sizes and cuts gives us an interesting and sophisticated effect.
- River gravel – River gravel is a popular choice for garden pathways and as a filler between larger stones. It is available in a range of colours and sizes, giving you plenty of options to choose from.
- Concrete – Concrete is a versatile option for garden ground cover. It can be placed using specific Molds to create a unique shape giving your pavement and yards some artistic sense.
When choosing a ground cover for your garden renovation, consider the style and feel you want to achieve. It is also an exciting opportunity to explore creating an eco-friendly space in your backyard. Choosing a living ground cover is one of the best ways to make your garden more sustainable and visually appealing. Ground cover plants are low-growing plants that spread quickly, those are the cover plants that I believe can transform any garden into an environmentally friendly paradise:
- Camomile: A hardy plant that requires little maintenance. It produces small daisy-like flowers that add a touch of charm to any garden. Camomile is also known for its medicinal properties, making it a useful addition to your garden.
- Veronica: A versatile plant that produces spikes of blue or pink flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. Veronica is easy to grow and requires little maintenance.
- Thyme: A fragrant herb that can be used in cooking, thrives in hot and dry conditions producing small purple or pink flowers that bloom in the summer.
- Ivy: A popular ground cover plant that can be used to cover walls, fences, and other vertical surfaces. It is an evergreen plant that can add colour to your garden all year round. Ivy is also known for its ability to absorb pollutants from the air.
- Crown Vetch: A hardy plant that can grow in almost any soil type. It produces clusters of pink, white, or purple flowers that bloom in the summer. Crown Vetch is also an excellent plant for erosion control.
- Japanese Sponge: A low-growing plant that produces dense mats of foliage. It has tiny green leaves and produces small white flowers in the spring. An excellent ground cover for shaded areas!
- Campanula: A popular ground cover plant that produces bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. It is a hardy plant that can grow in most soil types.
- Sweet Woodruff: A fragrant ground cover plant that produces small white flowers in the spring. It is a hardy plant that can grow in shady areas.
- Vinca Minor: Vinca Minor is a hardy plant that can grow in most soil types. It produces small blue or purple flowers in the spring and summer. Vinca Minor is also an excellent plant for erosion control.
- Iberis: It produces clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers that bloom in the spring. Iberis is also an excellent plant for erosion control.
- Mint: This fragrant herb that can be used in cooking produces small white or pink flowers in the summer, carefully as it spreads very fast.
- Arenaria: Arenaria is a low-growing plant that produces dense mats of foliage. It has small green leaves and produces small white flowers in the spring.
- Hellebores: Hellebores are hardy plants that produce clusters of flowers in shades of pink, purple, white, and green. They bloom in the winter and early spring, making them an excellent choice for adding colour to your garden during the colder months.
- Dampiera: Dampiera is a low-growing plant that produces blue or purple flowers in the spring and summer. It is a hardy plant that can grow in most soil types.
- Partridgeberry: It is a hardy plant that can grow in shaded areas and is often used as a ground cover in woodland gardens.
- Phlox: Produces clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers in the spring and summer. It is a hardy plant that can grow in most soil types and is a great choice for sunny areas.
- Snow in Summer: With a dense mat of silvery-grey foliage, it produces small white flowers in the summer and is a great choice for sunny areas and rock gardens.
- Bugleweed: Bugleweed is a hardy plant that produces spikes of blue or purple flowers in the spring and summer.
Sooo many options right?! If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the task of renovating your garden or need some help with garden design ideas, we’re here to help!
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