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

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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

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alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

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

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

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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.

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Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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(Veronica liwanensis) Turkish Speedwell-2" x 18" wide (cutting propagated). *2005 Plant Select® Winner*.  No finer ground cover for western gardens, it is a vigorous, fast-growing species that thrives in difficult climates.  Round, glossy evergreen leaves root as they creep."

(Veronica liwanensis) Turkish Speedwell-2" x 18" wide (cutting propagated). *2005 Plant Select® Winner*. No finer ground cover for western gardens, it is a vigorous, fast-growing species that thrives in difficult climates. Round, glossy evergreen leaves root as they creep."

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Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves.  Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select.

Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select.

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Bunchberry - full shade ground cover - white flowers in spring, red berries in autumn
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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.

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