Once the good weather begins, we love to spend every free minute in the garden. The gardening in April was exhausting but important and now we are doing the important tasks in the garden in May as well. Everyone sometimes strives for a dreamlike design in their own garden, with which one feels like the most beautiful vacation spot on earth. In order for this to happen, you need to choose low-maintenance plants that like lots of sun. In today’s article we are willing to tell you about ground covers that tolerate a lot of sun. Easy-care ground cover for the sun can only be planted if the location of the garden allows it. A south-facing garden can be turned into a green oasis and you can happily relax and unwind in it throughout the summer. Which ground covers require little care and like direct sunlight and drought?
Ground covers that tolerate a lot of sun can be planted all summer long, provided you don’t choose the hottest days for them
Ground covers that tolerate a lot of sun and why they are increasingly preferred?
It is becoming increasingly common to choose low-maintenance ground covers for your garden that can take a lot of sun, and there are many reasons for this, and all of them are good. Ground covers in general have the well-known and popular property of suppressing weed development. You also loosen the soil and make it more fertile and resilient. Some ground covers can even replace the lawn, doing the garden and the environment a good favour. A blooming carpet in the garden not only looks wonderful, it also attracts a lot of bees. Many groundcovers still protect the soil from drying out, erosion and naturally regulate the temperature in the upper layer of the earth. Not only are groundcovers considered easy to care for, they can grow in areas that seem difficult (to the point of impossible) to plant. Roofs or walls will no longer be such a problem, even if you’re just a hobby gardener.
The groundcovers look great and are good for the garden, at least for the reason that weeds don’t grow near them
What are the ground covers for the sun and how do they favor your garden design?
Anyone who has decided to use ground cover for garden design should only pay attention to the right times and distances when planting. Below you will find a clear overview of which ground covers that tolerate a lot of sun are well suited for our latitude. We have known some of them all our lives and didn’t know at all that they belong to the special group of ground cover plants:
A thriving garden full of bees and butterflies is every gardener’s dream – a place to retreat to and relax
It smells and blooms, needs hardly any water and loves sunny weather and drought. The creeping thyme is a really very popular ground cover, which ensures a blooming splendor and pleases the eye and heart.
The ground cover for full sun hardly needs water and loves the heat
The blue cushion is perennial and also loves dry and sunny places. The plant can be used both as a ground cover and as a design element in rock gardens.
Many of the ground covers have the special feature that you can green areas where hardly anything else can be planted
The catnip is well known as a medicinal herb and for this reason fits in the herb bed and also as a ground cover and very aromatic plant in all sunny spots in your garden. She likes the sandy soil and dry and sunny weather.
Catnip and creeping thyme can be seen in almost every garden and there are many more that can be planted
Here we come to a plant that also grows deeper than the others. The ice plant is a really good choice because when it starts blooming, you forget all your worries. You hardly need to worry about the care of the plant, because it is undemanding and quickly forms a pretty and flowering carpet.
Rock Alyssum is, as the name suggests, a plant that can grow almost anywhere. Where it seems impossible to plant a ground cover, think of the Rock Alyssum! This plant manages to survive between hot rocks and can also green roofs and walls.
A fluffy and very hardy plant that is good as a ground cover but has only one downside. The Woll-Ziest should be protected from winter cold and waterlogging. If you have chosen this plant as one of the groundcovers in your garden, you can be sure that it will survive even the hottest days beautifully.
Friends of the magnificent gardens have certainly planted the felty tomentosum in spring. This magnificent flowering plant forms a dense carpet reminiscent of the Japanese cherry blossom.
Another beauty is waiting to be mentioned and that is the carpet gypsophila. Despite its delicate flowers, the plant can survive any heat wave. Easy to care for and beautiful, this ground cover can grow almost on its own.
When do you plant the ground cover that likes it sunny and dry?
Ground covers are generally planted in spring and autumn. Although we are currently reporting on ground covers that tolerate a lot of sun, you should remember one thing: many ground covers can also be planted all summer long. They should have grown out a bit and should not be planted on hot days.
If you think that you have missed the right time to plant, you can already consider and plan the garden design for the next year. We really hope that we have enriched you again with our small contributions!