Ground Covering Plants for Ottawa-Carleton

There are many alternatives to grass if you want to cover ground with a single kind of plant, especially in shady areas. Here are some of the best.

See our separate information sheet on Ecological Lawn Care. We thank Artistic Landscape Designs Ltd. for expert assistance in compiling this fact sheet.

Provided by the Health Dangers of Urban Use of Pesticides Working Group of the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario Canada. Approved by Regional government and by the Ottawa-Carleton Health Department. Please feel free to copy.