Replace your lawn with
a perennial groundcover
Pacific northwest groundcovers can do it if you install them correctly.
Thyme is one of the best ones we carry.
And the varieties are endless so you can plant them in full sun or full shade and still get the job done.
Creeping thyme (Thymus sp.) at the right, does great with cascading over walls or in between pavers.
Flowers are typically white to pink depending on the variety. For a full-sun evergreen, this is definitely the perfect choice.
Blooms can be achieved all summer if you plan carefully and choose the right variety. Just synchronize the area with early and late bloomers.
Want a ground cover to grow in a full sun or shade?
Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans varieties) is an evergreen perennial with a very adaptable nature. For those areas of the yard having both sun and shade, Bugleweed is an easy to grow wise choice.
The leaves come in a rainbow of colors (white, pink, black purple, green splashes and combinations of all of these).
And the pink, white or purple flowers rise above the low growing foliage.
Any landscape is accentuated by the presence of Bugleweed.
Plus, it can take a beatin' and keep shining! Any low to medium traffic areas will support it.
Irish Moss and Scotch Moss (Sagina sublata sp. & Aurea) do the best in partial and full sun. They spread great and brighten up those shade areas that seem to be dull and dark with a natural, woodland look.
And they actually crave foot traffic to grow properly!
Easy to grow and sculpt into any design you can imagine. If you alternately plant "squares" of Scotch Moss and Irish Moss, the result will be an original checkerboard pattern.
Looking for a full shade ground cover to add some color?
As mentioned above, Ajuga works fine in full shade or full sun, but a great choice to consider is the Vinca Minor as a full shade alternative.
The flowers are produced from early spring to autumn with a violet-purple coloring.
Your shaded area doesn't have to be boring. At Johnson Brothers we can help you
select plant combinations with varying forms, textures, heights and colors to still create an interest in that part of your yard.
Groundcovers go great with any garden design and break up areas well. Our groundcover selection starts to grow fast towards the end of March and into April.
And if you like, we can even grow flats of them for you! Place your order today with our expert perennial growers. See our contact information below.
A perennial groundcover goes well in a bed of annuals. Click here for annuals.