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xx   LAWN
xx   PLANT

A look at vines and ground covers that can be used to hide bare spots and hard-to-mow areas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 64

A low-maintenance lawn. A look at alternative lawns of wildflowers and native grasses. Includes a list of ground covers for grass substitutes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #197 Mar 1979 (v.29#3) pg. 85

Low-maintenance ground covers, a lush alternative to problem lawns.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #258 Apr 1985 (v.35#4) pg. 50

Ground covers. Tips on selecting and planting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 60

How to prepare a bed for planting ajuga as ground cover.
FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 14

Workhouse ground covers. Four stalwarts that spread a carpet of green. English ivy (Hedera helix), Pachysandra (P. terminalis), Vinca (V. minor) and Winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei) described. Photos show how to propagate English ivy by cuttings.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 31

Advice on ground covers or low shrubs appropriate for dry shade.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 18

Ground covers for shade. A guide to native plants that brighten dark, dry corners.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 54

Tips on controlling deep-rooted grass and weeds until ground covers fill in.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 20

Native ground covers for sunny sites where grass is difficult to grow and maintain. Looks at moss phlox, pussytoes, vergenas, wine-cups (poppy mallow) and bearberry.
FINE GARDENING #43 May-Jun 1995 pg. 54

Covering ground with creeping plants. A guide to easy-care herbaceous ground covers.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 56

A look at ground covers or bench climbers that can be used in a greenhouse to camouflage the metal, cement and wood.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep 1979 (v.23#9) pg. 42

Ground covers. How to reduce lawn mowing by use of a ground cover.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1981 (v.25#3) pg. 16

Using ground covers to save work and improve your garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1983 (v.27#4) pg. 14

Growing ginseng as a ground cover.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1984 (v.28#3) pg. 18

A guide to 18 widely-adapted ground covers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1986 (v.30#5) pg. 24

How to grow dwarf, ground-cover bamboos which never get above 12" to 18" in height.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1987 (v.31#2) pg. 34

Landscaping the garden path. A guide to groundcovers between stepping stones.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1992 (v.36#2) pg. 70

Flowering perennials as groundcovers. Ajuga, astilbe, asparagus fern, bergenia, basket-of-gold- crown vetch, daylily, epimedium, foam flower, goldenstar, hosta, lamiastrum, lilyturf, mazus, moss pink, mountain phlox, strawberries, sweet woodruff, vinca and yarrow.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1992 (v.36#3) pg. 60

Advice on planting salt-tolerant ground cover in the area between sidewalk and street.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 39

Advice on a low-maintenance ground cover that can stand up to dogs.
GARDEN GATE #18 Dec 1997 pg. 40

Flowering ground covers. Ten low-maintenance plants described along with propagation tips and advice on how to encourage fast growth.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 18

A look at trials and triumphs with wildflower meadows, the latest in ground covers.
HARROWSMITH #73 May-Jun 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 62

Herbal ground covers. Useful plants for problem areas. Preparation of the planting area detailed. A guide to herbs for covering the ground in different situations.
HERB COMPANION Jun-Jul 1997 (v.9#5) pg. 36

How to plant Swedish Ivy or Wandering Jew as a decorative ground cover.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 8

Shady aristocrats. A guide to groundcovers that are distinguished by their superior foliage and flowers.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1991 (v.69#2) pg. 42

Groundcovers reconsidered. A look at how groundcover plants can be incorporated into the mixed border.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1991 (v.69#9) pg. 51

Step-by-step guide to establishing a groundcover.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1992 (v.70#4) pg. 80

Elements of design. Lawns and groundcovers.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1993 (v.71#4) pg. 22

Groundcovers. Seven plants for the sun and seven more for the shade.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1996 (v.74#4) pg. 5

Advice on which evergreen ground covers to plant beneath rhododendrons.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1999 (v.96#3) pg. 12

The search for a mowable groundcover. A description of how hardy geraniums make tough, shearable companions for both spring-blooming and autumn-blooming bulbs.
HORTICULTURE May 1999 (v.96#4) pg. 65

Advice on groundcovers that will do well on the north side of a house.
HORTICULTURE Nov-Dec 1999 (v.96#8) pg. 12

A look at ground cover lawns.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 29

No-mow lawns. Plant a groundcover for a carefree yard.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 40

A look at a wide choice of ground covers for the Northern gardener.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1978 (v.25#7) pg. 62

A guide to low-maintenance ground covers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1980 (v.27#1) pg. 91

An inexpensive, easy method of propagating and planting ground covers that have runners and stolons.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1988 (v.35#7) pg. 22

Living mulches. Ten easy-care ground covers for year-round color in the landscape. Also notes eight creeping herbs that make excellent low covers and are suitable for interplanting with shrubs and perennials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1989 (v.36#3) pg. 51

Tips on colorful, low maintenance, snail-resistant ground covers for a steep slope.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1989 (v.36#5) pg. 18

Tips on orchard ground covers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1989 (v.36#7) pg. 22

A guide to low-growing, everblooming roses to grow as ground covers. How to peg a long-caned rose.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 32

Thirty four non-grass ground covers that can be used as lawn alternatives.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 38

Starting a new ground cover bed step-by-step.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 82

A look at ground covers and guidelines on planting and renovating both cool season and warm season growers.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 290

How to use rock as a ground cover. A look at types of rocks that can be used, coverage and costs, installation and maintenance.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 70

How to use rock ground cover to cover-up drainage systems, old concrete walkways, etc.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 156

A look at alternatives to planting a lawn. Includes use of stones, ground covers, wooden entry pads and deck, and masonry paving.
SUNSET Sep 1977 (v.159#3) pg. 190

Suggestions on groundcovers for sun, shade and partial shade.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 294

A look at planting dwarf coyote brush for ground cover.
SUNSET Sep 1978 (v.161#3) pg. 182

A guide to plants to walk over and on for garden paths and stairs.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 204

Garden graphics. Suggestions on combining ground cover plants and paving.
SUNSET Sep 1982 (v.169#3) pg. 74

Tips on planting scaevola "mauve clusters" ground cover.
SUNSET Nov 1984 (v.173#5) pg. 274

How to grow strawberry geraniums and saxifrage as ground cover in shady spots.
SUNSET Feb 1986 (v.176#2) pg. 208

A guide to plants combined with stone, brick or tiles to create surfaces to withstand regular foot traffic. Describes soil preparation and planting and 18 reliable ground covers to use.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 116

How to grow correa for a ground cover.
SUNSET May 1986 (v.176#5) pg. 264

The unthirsty 100. Listing of shrubs, ground covers, perennials, vines and trees which get along with little or no summer watering. Tips on planting and watering.
SUNSET Oct 1988 (v.181#4) pg. 74

How to replace a front lawn with water-sensible ground covers. A description of how the front grounds of Sunset's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, were re-landscaped.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 66

Twelve diverse choices in ground covers. Choices for both sun and shade.
SUNSET Nov 1995 (v.195#5) pg. 52

Selecting the best ground covers for tough areas of your yard. A look at 32 plants which thrive in four of the most typical trouble spots for lawn (steep slope, shade, limited water, stark surfaces).
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 56

How to use thyme as ground cover.
WORKBASKET May 1984 (v.49#7) pg. 40

Maintenance free surface for a sloping yard. Remove the grass and replace with a coating of crushed brick sprayed with a clear polymer plastic paint.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 92