A Drought-Tolerant Choice for a Healthier, Happier Yard
Bare dirt isn't an ideal aesthetic, and it's not healthy, either. Bare ground is subject to erosion from both wind and water; that wind can stir up a lot of unpleasant dust around your house, as well. Furthermore, it's an inviting space for all sorts of weeds to grow.
Ground cover not only helps your yard look better, but it also prevents erosion and doesn't allow weeds to get a foothold in your space. It's a key part of drought-tolerant landscaping.
While grass is a common choice for ground cover, it's not always the most drought-tolerant or maintenance-friendly option. Some types of grass require a lot of water, not to mention a lot of mowing, so you may want to be careful to choose a ground cover that requires fewer resources and less of your time.
From Texas sedge and prostrate rosemary to santolina, purple oxtail, skullcap, and more, you can choose a ground cover based on your aesthetic preferences as well as practical considerations for maintenance and upkeep. Tell us whether the ground you need to cover is in the sun or the shade, how big the space is, and what you use the space for. Not every ground cover holds up under foot traffic, so you may want to consider installing a path or stepping stones through the area, as well.
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, we specialize in drought-tolerant landscaping and provide all the plants and tools you need to be a successful DIY gardener such as Ajuga, Liriope, Asian Jasmine, Plumbago, and Texas Natives like Horse Herb and Texas Frogfruit. Contact us for directions to our expansive garden center, and bring all your questions about ground cover.
People Are Talking About Us
With our expertise and years of experience, we've matched countless customers with the ideal plants for their homes and yards. Take a look at what they have to say about their experience with our nursery and landscaping team:
Shades of Green offers a large, spread out location to purchase many varieties of plants and trees. While there isn’t every variety under the sun, you will find some that aren’t well known. Most are good for the Texas heat and soil.
I needed a tree replaced and I shopped around at the other local tree farms. The staff here seemed much more helpful and they were able to help me with the tree I needed for a fair price. It’s also a nice place just to walk around and browse.
Stopped there with almost zero knowledge on the shrubs, left with the knowledge of expert :-). Elizabeth answered all my questions walked me through the different selections they had in store, and helped me make my decision. I never got disappointed from this place. People like Elizabeth make it more pleasant. Keep up the good job!
Friendly service. Excellent selection of healthy plants. Close to home.
We received amazing service selecting the plants for our backyard landscaping project and the delivery guys were awesome too. Everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. We love Shades of Green and are customers for life. And our yard looks amazing now!
The staff at Shades of Green is knowledgeable and always helpful when I visit. They have a wide variety of plants to choose from and can help you walk through what will grow best at your home. The prices are competitive and the gift shop is packed with unique gifts! I recommend Shades of Green to all of my family and friends.
Beautiful nursery with great vibes, friendly staff and very helpful. Definitely coming back.
The Benefits of Ground Cover—and How to Choose the Right One For Your Property
We're big fans of ground cover, and it plays into a lot of our drought-tolerant landscape designs. By now, you already know it protects your soil, reduces erosion, uses less water, requires less maintenance, and helps you avoid weed infestations. When you're choosing your ground cover, you'll want to consider a few things:
- Is the ground in the sun or the shade?
- How big is the space?
- Is it on a slope?
- Do you want your ground cover to flower?
- Do you need to be able to walk on that area?
Our plant experts can help you narrow down your choices based on your property and preferences. Contact us to learn more about ground cover and which beautiful plant is right for you.
How We Deliver Exceptional Landscapes in Frisco
We specialize in the native and adapted plants we know will grow in this area, and we make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy them in your yard. We want you to get the most out of your visit to the nursery, so take a look at your yard and be prepared with the answers to questions like these:
Are your flower beds in the shade or the sun?
Which direction does your yard face?
Are your plants against the house or out in the open?
How much space do you have?
Do you enjoy tending your garden, or do you want a self-sufficient landscape?
What's your irrigation like?
Do you have HOA regulations?
What are your favorite colors?
Do you prefer a formal or casual look?
From there, visit our contact page to check out our schedule. You can look at our inventory online to get an idea of what we have available and what you like. Then come on by! Tell us about your yard and what type of plants you enjoy, and we'll help you choose the ones that will thrive in your environment.
A Full Range of Landscaping Services, So You Can DIY or We Can Do It For You
Establishing a healthy, low-maintenance garden starts with the right plants and some helpful guidance. We've got both. Call upon our extensive plant knowledge as you browse our inventory to find the ideal plants for your outdoor environment, and work with us for landscape design, planting, seasonal clean-up, and more:
Plants and Supplies
From our large selection of native plants and trees to mulch, organic fertilizer, rocks, and other lawn and garden supplies, our nursery and garden center are well-equipped with what you need for your best yard yet. Don't know what you're looking for? Our knowledgeable staff can help.
Free Clinics and More:
We love to share what we've learned over 40 years in business and 25 years in Frisco, Texas. Stay tuned for information about clinics and workshops, and subscribe to our newsletter for more news and horticulture education.
Our in-house design and installation team can create the outdoor space of your dreams. Take a closer look at all the services we offer.
Imagine a Career With Us
If you love the outdoors and are passionate about sustainable horticulture, we'd love to hear from you! We offer our full-time employees paid time off, a health care stipend, and, starting in 2021, 401k matching—not to mention a sweet discount on all our products. Take a look at our Careers page to learn more and see if you might be a good fit for our company.
Contact Us for All Your Gardening and Landscaping Needs
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, our extensive selection of Texas native plants includes a variety of ground covers. We'll ask you about your property to learn more about your needs, then we can recommend some choices that will be a great fit for you. Plant it yourself, or talk to our landscape design and installation team about creating a new backyard that includes ground cover.
Give us a call for directions to our garden center. We'd love to show you our beautiful property and a selection of plants that includes native perennials, well-adapted annuals, trees, herbs, vegetables, succulents, shrubs, and all the gardening supplies you can imagine.