Experiment: What's the Best Groundcover?
While the backyard is being solarized, I'm planning groundcovers. I'll have a lot of ground to cover (literally) and it's a big investment. Figuring that the front probably has similar soil conditions to the back (though slightly different light conditions), I picked up a few groundcovers at the big box store to plant out front that are suitable for USDA zone 6b. This way, I'll be able to take them for a test drive and see which ones perform the best.
Here's what I picked out:
I also decided to transplant some stonecrop Sedum that I had elsewhere in my yard, and I purchased some creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum) to start from seed indoors.
Check back for results!