If you want to make your outdoor area a dreamy place, you should choose the garden plants very carefully. Depending on the garden style, very different types of plants are suitable for pimping up the garden. Be it a lot of greenery or blooming garden flowers, that is primarily a matter of taste. However, it is important to take the garden conditions into account. But there is something that should not be missing in a well-kept and orderly garden, and that is plants covering the entire area. We briefly introduce you to a few easy-care ground covers that you can use in your outdoor area.
Choose easy-care ground cover for your own garden
Choose the right ground cover
Various perennials, grasses, roses or shrubs are suitable for covering large or small garden areas. Shaded or border areas are often embellished with the help of such plants. The gardeners attach great importance to ground cover, which requires little care. A large number of ground covers are in fact quite easy to care for. They are also very robust and beautify the garden even in winter. They also visually enhance the outdoor area. Because a large part of the plants are flowering ground cover.
Ground covers, which help in the fight against weeds and at the same time require little watering and fertilizing, are of course preferred.
You can first buy an annual ground cover and if you are satisfied with the results, you can then cover the garden area with low-growing plants next year. Anyone who has chosen the most suitable ground cover for their garden will benefit from all the advantages of this plant.
There are many varieties of ground cover for every garden
Low-maintenance ground cover – the little periwinkle
A green garden without a great deal of maintenance is possible with the small-leaved periwinkle, also known as the small-leaved periwinkle. The low plant spreads like a carpet and has beautiful blue flowers. This subshrub is poisonous in all parts. This groundcover can be expected to flower from mid-April to September. You can use this plant to green up sunny garden areas in particular. But the plant can thrive in shady locations. The small periwinkle feels best in a humus and nutrient-rich and moderately moist soil. The adaptable ground cover can also be planted in acidic soil.
The flowers of the small periwinkle are a real eye-catcher
A great, low-maintenance alternative to lawns is the woodruff. This groundcover plant is popular for its lovely little white flowers and great scent. The plant also fascinates with its leaves colored in fresh green. The delicate blossoms of the woodruff appear between April and June. The woodruff is often planted under trees because it is very suitable for the shade.
For some gardeners, the woodruff can be a simple plant, for others it is the ideal groundcover!
The flowering groundcover plant is mainly planted in sunny locations. The flowering period of the plant is between May and September. The blood-red cranesbill likes calcareous and stony-gravelly soils. For this reason, it is the perfect ground cover for the rock garden. The perennial ground cover quickly develops rhizomes and therefore tolerates a lot of drought. The robust summer bloomer does not need any special protection for the winter. The simple cup flowers and distinctive leaves make this groundcover a real eye-catcher.
The flowering ground cover has a long flowering period
An excellent ground cover plant is the white stonecrop. Of all the types of sedum, this one is best suited as an area-covering plant because it is robust and persistent. The leaves of the ornamental perennial are not only attractive, but also serve as a water reservoir, so that they are not affected by longer periods of drought. It can also thrive on stony and poor soil, which makes the perennial undemanding.
The sedum is an undemanding and really beautiful groundcover
Pennywort is popular with gardeners because it grows well and does not require much maintenance. The plant can also thrive in moist soil and is also very suitable for planting at the edge of a pond. The perennial and evergreen perennial got its name because of the shape of the leaves. These are just penny-sized and round. The golden yellow flowers make pennywort a particularly decorative garden plant.
Create a magnificent carpet of plants
The easy-care perennial is also called Veronica and is particularly attractive to insects. Depending on the species, the bright flowers of the plant appear between May and September. The groundcover plant is perfect for sunny garden spots. This undemanding summer bloomer can grow short or tall depending on the species. The Niederliegend speedwell is therefore a good solution for garden greening, because it is very robust. The combination of enchanting blue flowers and beautiful foliage makes the ground cover very popular.
The speedwell features a blue carpet of blossoms
With ground covers you can quickly fill empty garden areas
These plants do not need to be fertilized frequently
Ground cover for outdoor beautification
The ground covers effectively displace the weeds
Ground covers spread quickly and should therefore be tended to regularly