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  Like other evergreen plants, Pachysandra can accent a fence........

  help define a natural stone patio..........

  or add to the look and feel of a garden.

 And evergreen plants need minimal maintenance.

Ideas from Ideal
by Rick Dassow, Owner
Ideal Property Management

For an "Ever-Green" Look, Try "Evergreen" Plants

Most often when people think of "Evergreens," they think of fir trees such as pine, spruce or cypress. However there is another, much smaller and very different type of evergreen which is equally popular with gardeners and landscapers. It is the Evergreen Plant.

There are many varieties to choose from, yet all have one thing in common: they keep their leaves throughout the winter. As a result, they add color and texture to a landscape all year long. In addition, they help prevent soil from eroding, preserve topsoil moisture and thrive under mulch. And although most evergreen plants prefer full sun, they will tolerate partial shade.

Add up all these benefits, and it's easy to see why evergreen plants are widely used for groundcover around trees, along sunny drives and walkways and almost anywhere in the garden.

Some of their names may sound familiar:

  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum sp.)
  • Lavender (Lavandula sp.)
  • Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
  • Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)
  • Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
  • Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)
  • Wormwood (Artemisia sp.)
  • Aaronsbeard St. Johnswort (Hypericum calycinum )
  • Two-row Stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

Perhaps the greatest advantage of evergreen groundcover -- it does not need much in the way of maintenance.

That's why I highly recommend a combination of evergreen plants (or evergreen shrubs like Holly Berry or Boxwood) and colorful perennials for just about any landscape. For a free consultation on how evergreens might best be added to your landscape, call me at (262) 246-8512.


This popular type of plant thrives along:





Trees and Shrubs


Any time is a good time to think about your landscape.

Call for a free consultation.

Why Evergreen Plants?
They are a popular choice because they:

  • thrive in sun and shade
  • help prevent soil erosion
  • work well with mulch
  • stay green during winter
  • come in many shapes and colors
  • can survive our harsh climate
  • can thrive in most any type soil
  • grow well in urns
  • are great accents for entry or patio

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