Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Gardening, home garden, garden hacks, garden tips and tricks, growing plants, gardening DIYs, gardening crafts, popular pin, backyard hacks, backyard tips and tricks, stepable plants

Gardening, home garden, garden hacks, garden tips and tricks, growing plants, gardening DIYs, gardening crafts, popular pin, backyard hacks, backyard tips and tricks, stepable plants

Check out these 18 Flowering Ground Cover Plants, you'll find some best low growing plants on this list, they're not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too.

18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants That Are Easy To Grow

Check out these 18 Flowering Ground Cover Plants, you'll find some best low growing plants on this list, they're not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too.

Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Discover Top Shade Perennials

Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

10 Great Groundcover Plants - BHG.com - Better Homes and Gardens

10 Great Groundcover Plants

Sweet Woodruff-  Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.

Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Ground cover ideas, plants for ground cover, popular pin, gardening, ground cover options, outdoor living, landscaping ideas

Ground cover ideas, plants for ground cover, popular pin, gardening, ground cover options, outdoor living, landscaping ideas

Lemon Balm-natural mosquito repellant, grows in sun or shade. Tends to take over, so best in container/pots around deck, patio, front and back door.

Lemon Balm-natural mosquito repellant, grows in sun or shade. Tends to take over, so best in container/pots around deck, patio, front and back door.

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden.  Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover--  I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover-- I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

Euphorbia thrives in the difficult conditions commonly found under big trees.Upright spikes of lime green flowers emerge in spring and persist through early summer. The bright flowers show up well above the dark glossy foliage. In better conditions it makes a good all-year-round evergreen background to woodland plants or other shade lovers. Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade. Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist. Hardiness: Hardy

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Euphorbia thrives in the difficult conditions commonly found under big trees.Upright spikes of lime green flowers emerge in spring and persist through early summer. The bright flowers show up well above the dark glossy foliage. In better conditions it makes a good all-year-round evergreen background to woodland plants or other shade lovers. Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade. Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist. Hardiness: Hardy

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