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Ground Covers Offer Ideal Solution for Problem Garden Areas

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ground covers offer an attractive alternative to turf grass in many locations around the yard. Heavily shaded areas and slopes that are difficult or dangerous to mow are generally better planted with ground covers than grass. Ground covers are low-growing leafy, grassy or flowering plants that exhibit a naturally-spreading growth pattern. A wide variety of ground covers is available from local garden centers. ...read more

Mulch Your Gardens Naturally with Lush Perennial Ground Covers

Green Circle Growers - Monday, August 23, 2010

As summer draws to a close, fall garden chores loom. Mulching the garden ranks high on the list of many gardeners. Mulching garden beds with wood mulch every fall helps protect plants from harsh winter weather. Covering garden beds with a layer of wood mulch 2 to 3 inches deep protects the delicate roots of flowers, trees and shrubs by helping the ground retain moisture. Mulch also provides plant roots with a warm blanket of protection against fall frost and winter’s freezing temperatures.  ...read more