Ground cover

Asked June 15, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT

The front half of my yard is grass. The back 200 feet is trees, pines and boxelder. I have cleaned out the buck thorn and creeping charlie. I would like to plant about 10 feet into the woods with a ground cover. What would you recommend? Thank you Doug Olson

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

Some ground cover suggestions are at the following websites. It depends on your particular preference and budget. Do you want something that does not spread, spreads quickly to cover a large area, has flowers, can be mowed etc. some very traditional ground covers for planting under trees are Hosta and Ferns. Maybe some combination would work since you have a relatively large area. I personally like pachysandra. It keeps out weeds is green and requires little care. 1.https://northerngardener.org/great-groundcovers/ 2. https://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2019/06/become-smarter-gardener-in-2019-grasses.html 3. https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/gardening-shade 4. https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/51549