Native Ground Cover, Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana)
Most of us are familiar with the idea of using ground covers in the landscape and how they can add a welcome carpet of color.
Goodding’s Verbena (Glandularia gooddingii)
但, you may be surprised to find that they serve another purpose that is especially appreciated in hot climates. Ground covers help to reduce the heat from the sun. They do this by preventing the sun from heating up the ground that they cover. When the ground heats up, it absorbs heat only to re-radiate it outward. So, using ground covers is just one way to help cool down the landscape by a degree or two.
I recently shared my favorite 10 Southwestern ground covers in my latest article for Houzz.
My favorite groundcover is Lavender ( Western Europe). 我喜欢读你的植物. 有趣的是! http://momentsfrozentime.Blog网站.nl/
I really want to 植物 ROCKS in my yard and eliminate these awful “grasses” totally.
Would it be advisable to cut a few trails through the front yard with flagstones and then
strategically place your 10 favorite ground covers throughout?
看起来会很棒! Flagstone steps, boulders, and 地被植物 are a winning combination.