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growing mercury bay weed from seed

Between paving stones, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Lawn

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Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

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South, East, West

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Between paving stones, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Lawn

Dichondra repens is: Deciduous

3. Dichondra brevifiola Buchanan: This groundcover is easy to grow from seed or root pieces. It fares better than mercury bay weed as a lawn cover. It tolerates poorly drained, but fertile soil, and it grows in full sun.

2. Mercury Bay Weed: Another native creeper, mercury bay weed (Dichondra repens) does well in some lawns. You can plant with seed or root cuttings. It’s prone to powdery mildew in the summer when humidity levels are high. You may be lucky enough to have it growing naturally in your garden.

4. Fragrant Thyme: In New Zealand, you have many choices of thyme to choose from as a ground cover for your lawn. White thyme, for instance, is a great creeper. It stays low to the ground, doesn’t require a lot of mowing and gives you fragrant white blossoms that leave off their oils when mowed or stepped on.

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Unless you want to pave over your lawn—and maybe you do—it’s unrealistic to expect not to do anything with it. Instead of converting your lawn into a parking lot, you can install ground covers to replace your lawn grass. Ground covers are verdant, slow growing and hardly need any maintenance.

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Some ground covers also have small blossoms or oils that when stepped on release a heady fragrance.

How about a garden where you don’t have to fight against weeds?