Design for the Seasons
Groundcovers can be used as dividers between mulched xeriscape gardens. Design gardens for easy access without trampling the groundcover plants.
- Start with landscape edging to keep out grass, weeds, and groundcover plants.
- Lay mesh weed barriers anchored with U-shaped wire pins.
- Cut slits in the barrier to plant a carefully designed variety of flowers and shrubs.
- Group flowering plants that bloom in different seasons so they show various colors throughout the year.
Use bark or wood mulch between plants to retain water and reduce erosion and weeds. Flagstones, river rocks, and pebbles also add pretty variety and a walkway.