We all have those spots in the landscape that we struggle with, whether it's a "bald" area under a shady tree, or a neglected corner of the garden, or a dry patch that gets too much sun. Ground covers are a great option since they provide a lush, sprawling tapestry of color and form even in areas where grass won't grow! Once a ground cover is established, they can also lower annual lawn maintenance requirements (compared to mowing and grooming a lawn of the same area). Ground covers typically require less water to maintain, reduce competing weed growth, and only need to be cut back occasionally.
Now is a great time to plant all kinds of groundcovers. To choose the right groundcover for your desired area, you’ll need to consider if you want something blooming, your preferred height and color, the hardiness or invasiveness of the plant, and the sun/shade requirements.