Landscapes are composed of plants that form ceilings, walls, and floors spaces. Groundcovers serve as attractive carpets of foliage that cloak and beautify our landscape “floors” (fig. 1). A groundcover is a low-growing plant species — 3 feet tall or shorter — that spreads to form a relatively dense layer of vegetation. In covering bare soil, groundcovers reduce soil erosion and provide habitat for insects and other animals, along with a host of other positive environmental effects.
Ensuring optimal viewing of ePubs on your device
- iPhone and iPad users: Be sure to turn off full justification and auto-hyphenation. Visit the Settings app on your device and select iBooks in the left rail to change the default selections.
- Kindle and Nook users: While reading your ePub, you can adjust your margins and font size to change how the text flows by selecting the “Aa” button (Kindle) or “text” (Nook) to access settings.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
November 29, 2012