Design for the Seasons

Groundcovers can be used as dividers between mulched xeriscape gardens. Design gardens for easy access without trampling the groundcover plants.

  • Start with landscape edging to keep out grass, weeds, and groundcover plants.
  • Lay mesh weed barriers anchored with U-shaped wire pins.
  • Cut slits in the barrier to plant a carefully designed variety of flowers and shrubs.
  • Group flowering plants that bloom in different seasons so they show various colors throughout the year.
  • Use bark or wood mulch between plants to retain water and reduce erosion and weeds. Flagstones, river rocks, and pebbles also add pretty variety and a walkway.