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.

By Annie B. Bond


Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Great idea.Thanks for sharing

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Christine B.
Chris B.5 years ago

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.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Ann F.
Ann F.5 years ago

like this!

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

minkie amoroso
minkie amoroso5 years ago

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

Philippa P.
Philippa P.6 years ago

Groundcovers work for me.

gail d.
gail dair6 years ago

thanks for post