Need groundcover I can walk on

shear_stupidity(9B)August 25, 2012

I need help. I have a VERY large area that I want to cover with groundcover. It won't get trampled, but I need to be able to step on it occasionally to access fence (for repairs) or to prune existing trees/bushes. My house faces south-east, and the area I want to plant is in back, facing north-west. Due to overhanging trees and the height of my house, the area seems to stay moist almost all of the time, not much sun except late afternoon for an hour or so. Also, I don't want to have to stop it from climbing (the house, AC units, fence, trees, and the like)

Anyone have any ideas???

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gardengal48

Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) or baby tears (Soleirolia soleirolii). Both of which should be evergreen in your zone, like moisture, tolerate a lot of shade and will take foot traffic easily.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 2:56PM
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zucchini(5a ONT)

Thyme...you can walk on it and it smells wonderful..
Martha/zucchini

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:08AM
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gardengal48

Thyme does not care for shade or wet/moist soils.....not a great choice for this situation.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 3:00PM
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