Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers. A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.
Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.
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Turkish Veronica - fast growing, thrives in difficult climates . Drought tolerant, needs shade in hot summer.
Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds
Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.
Groundcovers under trees :: Planting something other than grass under a tree. Pachysandra around a Pin Oak
Weed-smothering groundcovers are ideal for troublesome spots in your yard where grass won't grow (or you don't want to mow). See some of the Costa Farms' gardening experts' top picks for easy-care, colorful groundcovers.
Check out these 18 Flowering Ground Cover Plants, you’ll find some best low growing plants on this list, they’re not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too.
alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic