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Two Groundcovers: One for Wet, One for Dry

Two Groundcovers: One for Wet, One for Dry

Determined to come up with a groundcover to replace my lawn, I searched for, and found, a groundcover that would work well (and look pretty) in upstate New York where I live. Meanwhile, I know a lot of you live in desert conditions, instead, and for you a lawn is even more costly to the environment than it is for northerners. So I found a groundcover for you, too. In fact, I found 10!

I just bought a pound of creeping thyme as the ground cover to start replacing my lawn. It is a lovely, low-growing plant
with a purple bloom that will keep blooming all summer. It even takes well to being walked on. Here is some good
background information about creeping thyme.

Top 10 Low-Water Use Groundcovers. These are native for zones 7-9, and include Prostrate Rosemary, an evergreen groundcover.

Please comment on your successes and challenges with ground cover lawn substitutes, in
Annie’s Healthy Living Network.

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11:57AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Great idea.Thanks for sharing

7:20AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012


7:59AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:24AM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Did I miss something? The article said "Two Groundcovers, One Wet, One Dry". It gave info on the dry groundcovers, what about the wet groundcovers? I have some low spots in my yard and I would have like to have read about the wet-tolerant ground covers......guess I'll have to look it up elsewhere.

2:06AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:57AM PDT on May 20, 2011

like this!

5:14AM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Thanks for the info.

6:24PM PST on Jan 7, 2011

That really is a great ground cover and if you have a rock border that works as well also.

5:42PM PDT on Jun 4, 2010

Groundcovers work for me.

1:09AM PDT on May 26, 2010

thanks for post

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