Tough Groundcover - Knowledgebase Question

Highland, CA
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Question by OneCoolShe
September 17, 1998
Is there a groundcover that is tough? I have a small area that is my dogs play area and I don't want to have to mow such a small spot. Will anything withstand punishment?

Answer from NGA
September 17, 1998
There are several groundcovers that will put up with frequent foot traffic, and keep right on looking great. If it's a sunny area, try Arctostaphylos (creeping Manzanita), Arenaria (Sandwort), or Euonymus fortunei (Winter Creeper). If the site is shady, try Epimedium, Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) or Lysimachia nummularia.

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