Weekend Gardener

Blog based on my best-selling ebook "The Weekend Gardener"- The Busy Persons' Guide To A Beautiful Backyard Garden by Victor K. Pryles

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Some Ground Covers To Avoid At All Costs

The list below highlights difficult to keep ground covers that can turn into hard to get rid of weeds and are a sure-fire way to extend your weekend's precious gardening time. Avoid them at all costs:

Goutweed, or Bishops Weed

dwarf bamboo

crown vetch


mock strawberry, Indian strawberry

ground ivy

Hall's Japanese honey suckle

moneywort, creeping Jennie

Virginia creeper

ribbon grass

Japanese knotweed, Mexican bamboo

creeping buttercup

wooly speedwell


Next blog post concerns ways to handle unruly ground cover in case you inherited some of that "i love to spread" stuff.