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Whatcom County Groundcovers

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What qualities are you looking for in a Turf Alternative?

Is the site limited by light?

Groundcovers that need full sun

Groundcovers that live in partial shade

Groundcovers that like shade

How much foot traffic will the area in your yard get?

Groundcovers for heavy traffic

Groundcovers for moderate taffic

Groundcovers for light or no traffic

See a list of all groundcovers.

To print a list of groundcovers Click Here. This list (.pdf 546 KB) is an excellent reference chart to illustrate different growing habits, habitat requirements, and turf-like qualities for a large array of groundcovers suitable for Whatcom County.

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