Low Miant. ground cover suggestions for Orlando home,
We live in Orlando and would like to plant a ground cover instead of the volcanic rock cover between higher plants due to the constant weeds poking up and taking over. We don't know a lot about plants (yet) and work long hours so low maintenance is the idea of having a ground cover that would not require much trimming (low growing) yet can survive in central florida's climate i.e. mostly hot and sunny but does get much cooler than South FL from Nov-Feb. We get frost at least once every winter which seems to kill some of the plants.
The soil does not percolate well, so is often damp if not wet. The area gets a lot of direct sun most of the day, little shade except in the later evening.
Some friends have Asiatic Jasmine which seems hardy and pretty. The white and green leaves are quite beatiful. Any other ones as pretty colored as these that would work as well?
Do any berries or herbs grow well as a ground cover in Central FL? I love the idea of planting any type of edibles.. but at this point we aren't going to be choosy, but it would be nice.
Edible, Non-edible - any suggestions welcome :)
Any suggestions on this would be GREATLY appreciated. Our front garden looks pitiful with the weeds and grass poking up everywhere as fast as we can pull them.