Ground Cover(s) for Heat and Shade
We have an area about 25' X 30' that is next to the east side
of the house. It is shaded on two sides by second story decks and on the remaining two sides by tall trees with an English Ivy border.The area gets 3 to 4 hours direct sun a day.
Red Fesque was previously used as a "ground cover", but even it has given up trying to survive. I posted a request to ideas on replacement grass seed on the "Lawn Care" part of this forum. All responses basically said "Abandon Hope" as far as grass was concerned and explore a true ground cover.
We are now thinking of moving our existing above-ground fire-pit to the area, installing gravel and seating around the pit, and adding stepping stones to better define the (now) dirt paths that go through the area.
This will leave about 100 sq.ft. for ground cover, most or all of which will be low or no traffic area. Any suggestion for ground covers that could be used in these areas?
Thanks, in advance, for your ideas. Best Wishes--CARL & MARGO