All landscapes need ground covers–imagine how many yards of mulch are saved annually by turning brown empty beds into a carpet of green! In addition, how many weeds that no longer need to be pulled (or chemicals used) as your ground cover beds populate and the empty spaces disappear. Some varieties flourish in hot dry sun, others under the shade of large trees that will never allow grass to be successful. Many varieties allow foot traffic while others are less tolerant. Also be aware that some can be invasive and trying to “mix” varieties in the same area is not the best plan. Our sucess in growing and maintaining ground covers in our Zone 7 Virginia climate gives you great insight while makking your ground cover selections.