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You can even grow these plants by yourself.
Pay attention that gardening line and form are the two most important aspects in gardens, but these days you often hear gardeners complain: impersonal paving, gravel, and pebbles wherever you look. However, these ‘hard’ elements and even large patches of bare earth can easily be softened with a variety of greenery, whether in the sun or shade. Everything is available in seedling containers or as mature plants at nurseries. Mat grass (Phyla nodiflora) and Australian violets (Viola hederacea) can’t be equaled when used between stepping stones, and pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) will lend a wonderful fragrance. In shady, damp areas of the garden, peace-in-the-home (Soleirolia soleirolii) and Corsican mint (Mentha required) are popular choices, while star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is perfect for covering a larger surface.
Covering some ground
• Dymondia repens is an indigenous groundcover with dull-green, silver-edged leaves. It quickly covers large patches of ground with flat, rosette-shaped foliage and yellow daisy-like flowers. It’s drought resistant, can grow in alkaline soil and likes full sunlight.
• Wonderlawn (Dichondra repens) can be used in smaller gardens as a replacement for a lawn, or as a softening element between stepping stones or openings in large, paved areas. The neat, round leaves are very close together and can handle light pedestrian traffic. The plants prefer lots of water and soil enriched with compost.
• Corsican mint works well in shady areas. This fragrant, flat plant has heart-shaped, aromatic leaves. It can tolerate light frost and likes a lot of water.
• Golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummuilaria ‘Aurea’) has long, creeping branches and forms roots wherever a sleeping bud touches the ground. This perennial groundcover, with its golden-yellow, penny-shaped leaves, likes a lot of water. It also prefers cool growing conditions in morning sun or light shade.
• The soil: Prepare it well beforehand by digging in enough compost and bonemeal.
• Fertilizer: Add a slow-release fertilizer in spring, summer and autumn and water regularly.
• Weeds: When large areas of the garden are going to be occupied by groundcovers, it’s a good idea to use a weed mat. Use a pair of scissors to cut holes in the mat for the plants, and then plant the plants through it. Water and fertilizers will get through the mat, but weed seeds won’t be able to germinate.
• If the groundcover begins to look untidy, or bare patches develop, you can cut it back sharply with hedge- or sheep-shears. Fill in the bare areas with compost.
Replace the lawn
• Dig the grass out and enrich the soil with compost and bonemeal. Water it well and then wait for at least two weeks before planting the groundcover. Grassroots that remained behind and started growing again can then be killed off with a weedkiller such as Round-Up.
• Australian violets bear attractive purple and white flowers. In this garden, they grow happily between sleepers surrounded by white impatiens.
• Star jasmine is more commonly known as a climbing plant but its dark green leaves and white, fragrant flowers are used by garden designers to cover large surfaces.
• Origanum (Origanum vulgare) grows profusely over sun-baked stepping stones and softens their hard edges. The golden dwarf variety, Oreganum aureum, can be used as a living mulch and companion plant in the vegetable garden. It improves the growth and flavor of strawberries, aubergines, green beans, , and bell peppers.
Mexican snowballs (Echeveria secunda var. glauca) are hardy succulents that grow close to the ground and look particularly attractive with pebbles in a warm, dry garden.
Mat grass is a hardy, indigenous groundcover that grows well in full sun or shade and doesn’t complain if it gets stood upon.