should i use only 1 type of groundcover or many?
I am in the process of creating a bed along the entire back of my property. We've been clearing out diseased and sappling trees for years and this year we are finally palnting some shrubs and perrenials. I am doing a mixed screen along the back and some other native shrubs.
I prefer a naturalized, informal look.
I am now looking into groundcovers and I like so many and the area is so large that I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed. I have 2 questions:
1. should I use only one type of grouncover along the entire yard (or is that too formal) or should I mix it up, using a few large plantings of a few diff types (maybe 4?)
2. The area gets partial sun. I am thinking of dragons blood sedum, cottoneaster, periwinkle (can i stand any sun???), pachysandra didn't work--too much sun...