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How to Choose the Right Groundcover for Your Yard

HOW TO CHOOSE THE Right Groundcover for Your Yard Want a low-maintenance, budget-friendly landscape that captivates the eye? Use living and nonliving groundcovers to improve your yard's beauty and function. Here are some hardworking groundcovers worth considering. "Gro-low" Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica Zones 3 to 9 + Grows easily in soils that are well-drained + Needs full sun to part shade + A good choice for controlling erosion on slopes and embankments Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Zones 3 to9 + Quick-growing vines ramble along the ground and happily down slopes + Needs pruning: can overwhelm trees and shrubs if not controlled + Grows well in any soil or light (sun or shade) Creeping Thynme Thymus serpyllum Zones 4 to 8 + Easy to grow and low maintenance + Stands up to foot traffic + Softens sun-bright stone paths with dense mats of foliage and vibrant summer blooms + Releases spicy scents when brushed Organic Mulch Such as bark and compost hibits weeds and helps soil retain moisture + Improves fertility of the soil Synthetic and Inorganic Mulches Such as rocks and landscape fabric + Inhibits weeds and helps soil retain moisture + Improves fertility of the soil BROUGHT TO YOU BY MENARDS TRIBUNE CONTENT SOLUTIONS

How to Choose the Right Groundcover for Your Yard

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Partnering with the Chicago Tribune and Menards, a midwestern hardware store chain, to create an illustration driven infographic focused around landscape design and finding the best low-maintenance gr...

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