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Florida Gardening: Suggestions for a good ground cover for a sunny, dry local

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amygirl
Miami, FL

December 27, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9368184

I am looking for ideas for a good, thick growing (keep out weeds) ground cover for a sunny, dry (no irrigation) location . I live in Homestead. I am thinking about Nephrolepis varieties perhaps. The location is in full sun all day. Any and all suggestions appreciated.
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 27, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9368545

lantana might work nicely. the trailing lantana seems to bloom more when it's somewhat cooler and dry.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9369874

Ornamental Peanuts. I have this in a big patch of my front yard in Jacksonville. It has pretty little yellow flowers and never needs mowing. You can actually run over it with a lawnmower and it's so low the blade doesn't touch it.
I got mine at Maggie's Herbs close to St Augustine.
They said it was also a pest cure for lice on birds. The birds sort of wallow in it if they have lice.
I haven't seen any birds doing that, but they may not have lice. LOL
Anyhow it's a great ground cover.
Sidney
coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9370150

those are great too, they get walked on and continue blooming. and it does spread fast

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