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Ground cover for very large area

Posted by cattac none (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 16:49


If anyone feels up to it, I'm looking for some ground cover suggestions. My requirements are pretty extreme, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's nothing to match them, but here they are anyway:

- Cover a large field (3 to 4 acres)
- Aggressive growth to choke out grass and weeds
- Evergreen
- Full sun
- Drought resistant
- Zone 8a
- Max height of 1 to 2 ft
- low maintenance

The idea is to keep the property from becoming an unmanageable burden as my parents age, so the appearance doesn't matter as long as it stays short.

I'm sure a similar question has been answered before, but I don't know enough about gardening to find it.

Thank you!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Ground cover for very large area

unfortunately, this isn't drought tolerant but gonna share it anyway, since I was about to post a question about it. Sounded really sturdy. Check it out. Called white cupflower.

RE: Ground cover for very large area

I don't know if you want acres of it, but Siberian cypress fits the bill. Not cheap, though.

RE: Ground cover for very large area

Thank you both for the suggestions.

RE: Ground cover for very large area

I found a link in my search for ground covers. Jeepers Creepers website. unsure of the reliability but this site has a lot of covers. I suggest you do research regarding invasiveness and other factors.

Here is a link that might be useful: plants that you can walk on

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