Groundcovers are great for covering larger areas of soil quickly, and with low maintenance. They control soil erosion, suppress weeds, act as a natural mulch under shrubs and trees, and make a pretty carpet of.
Lamium maculatum ‘Pink Chablis' ‘Pink Chablis’ has pink flowers above silvery gray leaves edged with dark green. These trailing plants make fine ground covers or cascaders. Care: Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) retains its attractive foliage all season long. Long-lived, it expands slowly to form a nice clump. Prefers shade, but will grow in full sun in a rich, slightly damp soil.
A traditional medicinal plant with mild properties, bugle is now more commonly grown for the bees and as a colorful ground cover plant. It is easy to propagate and will grow well in shade, but ajuga is not a herb that tolerates drought.