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Lawn Care Tip: Grasses Perfect for the Sun

by on September 9, 2011

If you have a landscape that is in the sun for the majority of the day, lawn care specialists will tell you that not just any type of grass will do. In order to have a successful landscape, you need to have a groundcover that can withstand the constant sunlight and the heat that accompanies long periods of sunlight.

Your lawn does not have to be the typical kind of groundcover most people have. Part of having a beautiful landscape is employing creative ideas that will give your property a distinctive appearance. Interspersed with your lawn should be groundcover that will thrive in the beating sun, such as thyme, anemone and stonecrop.

Thyme is a dense groundcover that will successfully survive in sunny or partially sunny areas of your landscape. This lawn care option offers a variety of colors when it comes to foliage, from bright green and bluish to a greyer green. Unlike your typical lawn, thyme yields a beautiful pink or lavender flowering carpet. Perhaps you won’t want to step foot on this beautiful landscape canvass, but if you do, thyme holds up exceptionally well under occasional foot traffic.

Anemone is perfect for soils that are finicky and have a hard time producing healthy lawns of the typical variety, according to lawn care professionals. Blooming in the late spring, anemone produces tall and exquisite flowers that are certain to add to your sophisticated landscape. What makes anemone even more ideal is its high tolerance for dry soil.

Stonecrop also offers beautiful foliage and is also a flowering groundcover. This ideal turf mat is tolerant of hot, dry weather, but also can withstand cold, harsh winter weather. Depending on the variety, some stonecrop grows close to the ground and is not impeded by foot traffic; however other species are more delicate and would require an area not frequented by feet.

If you aren’t sure what kind of groundcover would be best suited for your landscape, call your local lawn care company and have an expert help you decide what would be best to withstand the unvarying blazing and unforgiving heat of the sun.

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