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Old 07-30-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Weed-Ridding Groundcover for Zone 5?


I'm in Zone 5 and have replaced most of my front and back landscape with mulch

While the mulch is pretty, I definitely want to expand a bit and put in some groundcover.

I'm looking for something that will block out weeds. I realize I'm still probably going to have some maintenance, but I'm looking for something low to the ground and hardy that won't be too bad for weed pulling in the future.

Anyone have any success stories from groundcovers?

(Also, before any suggests - I'm totally 100% opposed to putting in landscape rock before anyone suggests it....I just removed about half a landcape's worth of rocks from the fix/flippers. I will never put rock again in my landscape. What a chore to do anything with it, especially removing it)
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Hindsight would have told me to use Typar under your mulch. It allows water to infiltrate but keeps weeds at bay. Not familiar with ground covers for different zones, nor how much cover you want. Vinca Minor will cover well, but it needs control like concrete walkways or some other solid stopping point.
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Thanks. I definitely have weed fabric already in place in a few areas.

I'm more focused on groundcover solutions for some areas where eventually I don't want mulch there.

Will check out vinca minor. I have been looking at thymes too but they don't seem to really grow that fast.


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Check out Pachysandra, I've used it many different places and it's great. One big advantage of it is that unlike Ivy it won't climb bushes and trees.
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Are you in sun or shade or.........?
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Thyme might be OK...if you plant them close together so they close up quicker. Think their flowers draw bees, but if you mow occasionally, it would be helpful. Some creeping thyme stays at 2 inches. A ground cover that is high... might draw rats and other critters.

You might consider Ajuga reptans; Ice plants.
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