The advantages of ground cover on slopes
Ground cover forms thick carpets, often with numerous small flowers. These are particularly attractive on slopes and also have a positive effect on the soil:
- Ground covers prevent erosion because they create a dense root nest that holds the earth in place.
- Ground covers retain moisture in the soil as their leaves prevent evaporation. So less has to be poured.
- Ground cover leaves weeds no chance, as they rob them of the light.
- Plant wall with ground cover
- Plant stones with hardy ground cover, perennials and woody plants
- Design the rose bed with ground cover
The most beautiful ground cover for hillside planting
When choosing the ground cover for the slope reinforcement, in addition to the color selection for a beautiful look, the winter hardiness and the location are important. Shade-loving ground cover should never be planted on a south-facing slope and sun-loving ground cover wither on a north-facing slope. If you want to have the slope greened in winter, you should opt for evergreen ground cover. Below is an overview of the most beautiful ground covers with the necessary information:
|Ground cover rose||pink||June to September||Sun to partial shade||Yes||No|
|Dickman (Japanese Ysander)||Inconspicuous, white||April to May||Partial shade to shade||Yes||Yes|
|ivy||Nondescript||It only blooms in autumn after ten years||Partial shade to shade||Yes||Yes|
|Elven flower||Red, pink, white, filigree||April to May||Partial shade to shade||Yes||No, it turns bright in autumn|
|Lady's mantle||yellow||May to June||Sun to partial shade||Yes||No|
|Gold basket||yellow||May to August||Sun to light penumbra||Yes||Yes|
|Little evergreen||violet||May to September||Sun to shade||Yes||No|
|Crawler||Leaves with a white margin||Sun to shade||Yes||Yes|
|Knotweed||Red to pink||July to September||Sun to partial shade||Yes||No, it turns bright in autumn|
|Chickweed||White||April to June||Penumbra||Yes||Yes|
|Star moss||White||May to July||Sun to partial shade||Yes||Yes|
|Cranesbill||Pink, white||May to September, depending on the variety||Sun to partial shade||Yes||No|
|Loquat||White, red berries||May to June||Sun to shade||Yes||Yes|
|Carpet sedum||Pink, red, etc., red foliage||July to August||Sun||Yes||Yes|
|Waldsteinie (runners)||yellow||April to June||Partial shade to shade||Yes||No|
|Wool thyme||pink||June to July||Sun||Yes||No|
Secure the slope
The ground covers need some time to spread and thus offer comprehensive protection. Therefore, it makes sense to lay embankment protection fabric before planting the ground cover. This fabric consists of rotting materials such as coconut fiber or jute and stabilizes the earth until the ground cover can take over this work. Then they rot and also serve as fertilizer for the plants on the slope.
Combine ground cover
Ground cover can be combined well with taller plants such as perennials but also with shrubs or small trees. Deep-rooted trees and plants are particularly useful. Here is a list of the most beautiful, deep-rooted shrubs for hillside planting.