Last blog, we talked about how to take care of your rental property’s grass to have great curb appeal. Sometimes it’s just impossible for you to get the grass to look good in all the spots. There’s a good solution for you: ground covers! These plants spread out across your yard, and are quite pretty. You just need to make sure you choose the right plant for your needs.
First, for a clumpier ground cover, try something like Phlox. Plants like Phlox have the advantage where they are short enough to not get cut by the lawn mower. This means they can be featured in the middle of the yard, not just tucked into a corner.
Vinca Minor can be great as long as you are okay with it taking up your yard! It likes to grow everywhere, but it does take a few years to overgrow of your property!
If you aren’t feeling like flowers, some different types of grass could be a good option. Something like Miscanthus will give your yard a whole new look!
However, if you do want flowers, bulbs can be a really simple option. They don’t have instant reward, but when they do bloom, they can be a lovely surprise if you’ve forgotten about them. Bulbs come in a variety of options, so it will be easy for you to find one that suits your taste!
For rockier sections, consider alpine strawberries! Not only will they be pretty, but you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor every year!
A few things to consider. Do your research before you buy any plants. Make sure that they can thrive in the environment that your property is in, and don’t plant anything that will get eaten by the local wildlife! Also, don’t put down any weed killer, as it will kill anything that isn’t grass. With these tips, you should be good to make your property look fabulous, and a little extra exciting!
For more information, check out this article that inspired our blog: https://bonnercountydailybee.com/news/2021/jul/18/ground-covers-offers-options-yard-landscaping/