This is by far my favorite time of the year! I love to see the new leaves emerge, the flowers bloom, and the birds nest. Over the years my husband and I have tried to plan our landscape so that it has a good balance of plants that include trees, shrubs (both evergreen and deciduous), and ground covers.
Ground covers are a great way to fill in the gaps between trees and shrubs and they add a lot of interest to a garden. Most of them can be divided to cut down on the cost especially if you have several areas that need that extra touch. Here is what I do.
First I look for pots of plants that have multiple plants in them.
Here you can see about three or four separate plants.
Next I shake most of the soil off of the roots which makes it easier to see what you are working with.
See, now I have three plants.
I shopped around to find the best price. One garden shop charged $5.59 and the other charged $3.50, so needless to say, we went with the latter. $10.50 for 10 plants, 3 pots, is a very economical solution if you don't mind waiting a couple of months for results. In a couple of months, the liriope will fill in nicely.
To keep grasses such as liriope neat looking, they need to be trimmed back in January/ February before the new growth appears.
Other favorite ground covers include:
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