Add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. Edging the planting area is the only trimming required - just to keep things neat and tidy. As the plants become established, open areas of ground often sprout with weeds. Pull them by hand or mow over them, setting the blade so it hits the weeds but not the groundcover.
- Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade
- Watering Needs: Needs regular watering
A relative of the edible peanut, this plant blankets the earth with flat-as-a-pancake foliage topped with tiny yellow flowers that appear on and off all year. The dense foliage of mature plants will crowd out most weeds. Of all South Florida's low growing groundcovers, this one probably takes the least care...and still looks fabulous. This plant is durable, tenacious and long-lived. It can work not only as a complete lawn replacement but also in hard to mow areas like a small strip of lawn by a driveway.