groundcover groundcover


  1. (n) low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
  2. (n) small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor



  1. In 2001, Wimbledon tore out all its courts and planted a new variety of groundcover.
  2. Chief park ranger Phil Murdoch picks his way through the erupting groundcover and finds plants previously unrecorded here.


  1. Ajuga 'Toffee Chip' is a workhorse groundcover

    Ajuga is not a particularly exciting plant, but it's a workhorse groundcover that will form a pretty dense, weed-proof mat in just a few years. It's aggressive, though, and some gardeners liken it to an invasive weed that spreads around the yard.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. All the Dirt: A Lot of Ground to Cover

    A common request from homeowners is for a plant that will 'choke out the weeds'. This is understandable but I have never seen a garden plant that can go head to head with quack grass without some help from the gardener. However, if you are willing to start weed free and diligently weed for two or three years, groundcovers will do enough choking to make the 6:00 news. Groundcover is gardener ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Times-News

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