Plant Recommendations

Ground Cover


Anonymous added on December 1, 2017 | Answered

Hi. I need some advice on selecting a ground cover. I have a couple of areas around my PV Solar panels that I would like to place some ground cover. It should assist in erosion control, be low to the ground, low maintenance, and drive-out weeds and grass. It is an area that is difficult to mow and weed-eating is discouraged. It is also located in mildly moist area with partial to full sun. The climate is a zone 5. Any advice you could provide from what type and how to plant would be much welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you! Joe.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 2, 2017

Creeping thyme is an attractive, low to the ground plant that grows densely, so it should be suitable for your needs:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/growing-creeping-thyme.htm

From this guide, it sounds like moneywort may be suitable for your site. It is also an attractive plant:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/ground-covers-for-rough-sites/

Here are some other potential options:
https://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6835

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