What ground cover thwarts grass best?
May 28, 2011 11:47 AM Subscribe
What ground cover will best defy the incursion of my nemesis, grass? Shady (under tree) area in Quebec, Canada.
posted by Shepherd to home & garden (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I hate mowing my lawn, and hence have dug up my front yard and tried a few different things -- clover, flowering ground cover, a veggie garden, etc. In my perfect world, I'll be able to plant some ground cover, aggressively "weed" grass for the first season it's in, and then have it spread enough to be more or less problem-free. The problem I've always had is grass insinuating itself into the ground cover, springing up in the middle where I can't really weed it out without the ground cover getting pulled up as well, and then gradually taking over again. I'll be planting under an oak tree, so a fairly shaded area, and there's other lawn on the property -- a huge yard around the back, and grass around the driveway -- that will border the dug-up area. If I can find the right cover, I'll probably institute a gradual program of anti-grass, pro-ground cover, on an annual basis up to the driveway. Suggestions, GardenFilter?