low growing, drought tolerant

jlkallredJuly 14, 2011

Hello! I'm wanting to use ground cover in a large area in front of my house. Some of it is full sun and some is pretty much full shade all day (maybe a little filtered sun). I don't want to have to use alot of water to keep it up. I started St. Augustine several years ago, but it takes too much water to keep it looking nice. Plus, I have to mow it! So, my question is: Is there a low growing, fast spreading, drought tolerant ground cover that is pretty and will choke out the st augustine? I don't mind having a different ground cover in the shaded areas. Thanks in advance for your help!!

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tina_2

Hi - Maybe try ajuga or vinca vine ,it flowers and can take the heat!Good luck,Tina

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 5:51PM
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beacivil1(8a/8b NW Austin, Tx)

Not sure where you are in Texas, but look up Horseherb.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:21PM
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