There are several types of ground cover options in Florida that you can use to beautify and enhance the look of your outdoor space, offering protection for your soil from erosion and drought. Also, they can eliminate weeds from your yard. You can pick from these amazing ground covers listed below. For more information on Florida ground covers choices, contact your local arborist.

Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping thyme is a sort of ground cover that is heat and drought tolerant and grows up to four inches. You can plant it on the ground with heavy foot traffic as it releases a lovely fragrance when stepped on. 

Red creeping thyme brings color to your yard during the spring. Though, they are very appealing in the summertime as they open up and develop into gorgeous crimson flowers. They are good at choking out weeds.

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Creeping Jenny

Golden Creeping Jenny

Golden Creeping Jenny is an evergreen ground cover that has golden, round yellow leaves. In the summer, golden creeping jenny takes shape as brilliant cup-shaped flowers. It covers a big area quickly and chokes out weeds. You can decide to plant it as a pond ring, as an edge for your footpath, or by a wall.


Mazus is a perennial ground, low growing ground cover that works most efficiently in partly shady areas but can live in full-shaded areas as well. This ground cover must be kept damp during hot weather and stays green every day in mild temperatures. A mazus plant begins flourishing in early spring. Though, if the weather is good, it can blossom all through the summer months. Mazus can be planted in the fall.

Creeping Phlox

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Perennial ground cover Creeping Phlox

A creeping phlox may look gentle on the outside but is indeed a very resilient perennial ground cover and easily grows in shaded and sunny spaces.

Phlox Subulata

For dry and sunny areas, you can use phlox subulata that produces a thick, beautiful carpet and chokes out those nasty weeds. Phlox stolonifera thrives in moist and shady areas where it can successfully suppress weed invasion. At the beginning of spring, this North American native plant generates small white or pink flowers and has needle-like, evergreen leaves.