Ground covers are a great way of adding colour to your garden. They can be used in between trees, plants, pavers or as a feature in their own right.

Ground cover by definition means the plants grow outwards rather than upwards and can often cover large areas.

Some of the benefits of these plants are that they can help protect the soil from erosion, supress weed growth and are low maintenance, making them ideal for a low-maintenance garden.

The range is diverse, from evergreen to annual, just make sure you assess the spot you have in mind and choose appropriately. Does it get full sun or shade? Do you want foliage or flowers?

By creating an attractive emphasis on what can otherwise be unappealing areas of the landscape, you can get creative with groundcovers.