Ground cover for very large area

cattacApril 16, 2014


If anyone feels up to it, I'm looking for some ground cover suggestions. My requirements are pretty extreme, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's nothing to match them, but here they are anyway:

- Cover a large field (3 to 4 acres)
- Aggressive growth to choke out grass and weeds
- Evergreen
- Full sun
- Drought resistant
- Zone 8a
- Max height of 1 to 2 ft
- low maintenance

The idea is to keep the property from becoming an unmanageable burden as my parents age, so the appearance doesn't matter as long as it stays short.

I'm sure a similar question has been answered before, but I don't know enough about gardening to find it.

Thank you!

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brit5467(7b/8a Coastal VA)

unfortunately, this isn't drought tolerant but gonna share it anyway, since I was about to post a question about it. Sounded really sturdy. Check it out. Called white cupflower.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 11:48AM
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I don't know if you want acres of it, but Siberian cypress fits the bill. Not cheap, though.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 4:45PM
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Thank you both for the suggestions.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 10:36PM
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I found a link in my search for ground covers. Jeepers Creepers website. unsure of the reliability but this site has a lot of covers. I suggest you do research regarding invasiveness and other factors.

Here is a link that might be useful: plants that you can walk on

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 4:48PM
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