Liriope Low Maintenance Plants For Ground Cover
When it comes to selecting a ground cover plant, certain aspects of the cultivar are taken into consideration. It should be able to withstand a wide range of moisture levels, soil conditions, light intensity and other growth factors. One of the cultivars that meets all these expectations is liriope. The liriopes are shade tolerant, low maintenance plants, popularly grown as groundcovers and along the borders of flower beds. These low maintenance plants grows well in USDA zones six through 10, and can be found in some garden stores in regions in this zone. People who grow Liriope in their gardens may also be willing to provide starts, if asked politely. Liriope low maintenance plants thrives in a variety of environments. In full sun, it grows readily and rapidly, but it also copes with shade, poor soil, damp conditions, and dry conditions. L. spicata is the species which most commonly tends to be invasive, since the runners will spread everywhere if given a chance.
While planting these low maintenance plants, make sure to keep a distance of at least four inches between them. Prepare the soil with organic material and once the planting is done, mulch the area around them. Mulching is good to prevent growth of weeds.