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ground cover

also ground·cov·er (ground′kŭv′ər)
n.
1. Small plants other than saplings, such as mosses, ferns, grasses, and low shrubs, growing on a forest floor.
2.
a. A low-growing dense growth of plants, such as pachysandra or crown vetch, planted for ornamental purposes or to prevent soil erosion in areas where turf is difficult to grow, as in deep shade or on a steep slope.
b. A plant used for such a growth.

ground cover

n
(Botany)
a. dense low herbaceous plants and shrubs that grow over the surface of the ground, esp, in a forest, preventing soil erosion or, in a garden, stifling weeds
b. (as modifier): ground-cover plants.

ground′ cov`er


n.
1. the herbaceous plants and low shrubs in a forest, considered as a whole.
2. any of various low-growing plants and trailing vines used for covering the ground, esp. where grass is difficult to grow.
[1895–1900]

ground cover

Low-growing plants that are grown to smother the ground and suppress weeds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground cover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to growground cover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
Hernaria glabra, rupturewort - common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures
whitlowwort - any of various low-growing tufted plants of the genus Paronychia having tiny greenish flowers and usually whorled leaves; widespread throughout warm regions of both Old and New Worlds; formerly thought to cure whitlows (suppurative infections around a fingernail)
pearlweed, pearl-weed, pearlwort - any of various low-growing plants of the genus Sagina having small spherical flowers resembling pearls
baby tears, baby's tears, Helxine soleirolia, Soleirolia soleirolii - prostrate or creeping Corsican herb with moss-like small round short-stemmed leaves
2.ground cover - small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor
underbrush, undergrowth, underwood - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
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Bergenia cordifolia With a bit of thought, there is a way of planting in parts of your garden that can result in both an attractive and practical solution to garden maintenance - it's called ground cover.
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You'll also need some mulch such as a fine bark to cover any bare soil that is left after planting- this will suppress weeds until your ground cover plants start to knit together.
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Zibilske found that beta-glucosidase levels were essentially the same in soils protected by fabric covers, soils protected by polypropylene covers, and control soil samples without a ground cover.
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Our selection of ground cover plants are tenacious, fast growing creepers which will, when planted 35cm apart, produce a dense carpet of colour for many years with the added bonus of smothering weeds.
They are also great for using as ground cover under shrubs in gardens with acid soil.