Hi All -
I just re-mulched all the beds on my property, and it’s frankly reached the point where I can’t do it myself anymore. The maintenance and ongoing costs are just prohibitive. I love for things to look “just so” as many of us writing here do, of course – but it’s just too much work and money to do this every couple of years.
And so – I’m starting to think about using some type of ground cover in certain beds.
The problem is some beds are in full sun and others in pretty significant shade. (I’d really like to have one ground cover – nice and uniform.) Furthermore, I have several different shrubs and trees which I surely don’t want overgrown – so I need something low to the ground and not terribly aggressive. I really love the look of Ivy, but I’m pretty sure that would fall into the category of “too aggressive.” (Though maybe I’m speaking too soon – I have no idea of the many varieties.) And, of course, I need something I know will thrive in my area – the Jersey Shore.
Does anyone here have any insights??
There are many shots of these of my beds on my site at the link that follows – I sent out a general “call for help” on my site yesterday as well: http://www.all-about-the-house.com/mulch-to-landscape-ground-cover/
I write a lot more there and have lots of pictures as well.
Any thoughts or insights would be most appreciated. Thanks, all!
-- Mark, Jersey Shore, http://www.all-about-the-house.com