Groundcover - Knowledgebase Question

barberton, Oh
Question by eabishop
March 28, 2010
can i plant ground cover around perennials? or will it take over?

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2010


Groundcovers are sometimes well behaved but often they overtake an area due to their creeping, trailing nature. I think it depends upon the groundcover. Creeping thyme, for instances, grows into a low mat but it is easily controlled - just pull it out and the roots come out, too. Ajuga or vinca isn't as easy to control and will overtake an area in a short time even if you pull it out - some roots always remain and the plants will regrow. Hope this answers your question!

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