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Video: 6 Best Lawn Alternatives What To Plant Instead Of A Lawn? Ground Cover Plants. Photo
It is impossible to imagine any modern garden without neat and well-groomed lawn areas. But an ordinary lawn requires careful maintenance and constant attention, while taking care of it is not limited to mowing. For those who want to simplify the care of the garden, it is better to think about alternative options - ground covers that can create no less spectacular and even coverings. Such plants have many purely decorative advantages: almost all of them bloom, have the ability to withstand trampling and bring luxurious textures to gardens, suggesting new bold solutions to the classics.
We present to your attention 6 of the best alternative lawns:
1. Veronica filiform
Filamentous Veronica is a creeping perennial up to only 5 cm high with long, very thin shoots, densely covered with bright rounded leaves of a rather light color. Thanks to the palette of greenery, it seems as if the covering created by Veronica is always illuminated by bright rays of the sun. The flowering of Veronica, which starts in April and sometimes lasts more than two months, is very touching. On long legs, delicate blue flowers with dark veins flutter gracefully.
Veronica creates surprisingly bright, lacy and lush-looking coverings, covered with a veil of simple but very cute flowers. Filamentous Veronica is considered one of the best lawn ground covers for areas framed by bulbs or decorated with spring spots of bulbs, in particular tulips, as well as surrounded by borders of bearded irises.
Caring for Veronica Filiform
Veronica filamentary will create beautiful solid carpets only on fresh, and better wet soils, but at the same time it tolerates drought well. It is one of the best adaptable to both the bright sun and the shade of the ground cover.
Veronica's shoots take root at the point of contact with the soil, making the carpet very dense. Even if, as a result of the snowless winter, Veronica freezes out, she usually manages to restore the beauty of the coating for the season. One of the advantages of Veronica is the possibility of "roll" removal, good adaptability. It is quite aggressive, but it is controlled by both pruning and simple cutting along the edge of the meadows.
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