Benefits of Planting Groundcover in Your Garden

Behind every beautiful garden there are hours of work put in. After all the preparation, you may notice some areas where the greenery is sparce, or you begin wondering what type of protection you can use to ensure your gardens longevity.

Many people check online for a chemical product to buy- however, there is another option to consider that has many benefits: groundcover. Groundcover is sort of an “all-in-one” plant that can only benefit your garden. It’s safer than chemicals, less expensive than blocks, and provides vibrant color to your space!

Versatility of Ground Cover

By nature, groundcover plants are ones that thrive in a variety of environments. Specifically, bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) thrives in both sun and shade. Bearberry is also an evergreen plant, which can be a sight for sore eyes in the colder months! They also are very low maintenance- the most you will have to do is the occasional watering.

 Note: Bearberry does its best in zones 2-7, but can generally survive in most climates.

It Prevents Weeds

Rather than use chemicals or barrier blocks, consider integrating groundcover for beautiful weed prevention. As it grows, groundcovers suppress weed growth. So not only will your garden remain weed-free, but the spots will also be filled in with lush green coverage.

Protection for Your Garden

Groundcover plants are sturdy and can withstand the impact of rain. This makes them fantastic for reducing compaction. Groundcover also will absorb some of the rain, reducing runoff and erosion, further protecting your space.

Not only are all the above benefits provided by groundcover, but it is also a beautifully vibrant filler that is sure to draw eyes to your space. Speaking of eye-catching: bearberry is also known to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds! If you’re ready to pick out your groundcover for the season, we have you covered. At Cold Stream Farm, we provide trees, shrubs, and other plants at wholesale. Give us a call at 231-464-5809, stop in to see us, or visit our website to place an order to be shipped right to your home.