Don’t want grass? Grow a ground cover.
Lawns are such fixtures in the South that many communities require lawns be installed whenever a new house is built. But what if you don’t want to fool with a lawn? What if your yard to too shady to grow grass or too steep to mow? Then it’s time to consider a ground cover. I’ve divided the following ground covers into two groups – the first five are ones that like sun, while the last five are ones that like shade. Not all will be suited to where you live, so check with your local garden center, nearby botanical garden, or The New Southern Living Garden Book before making your choice.