What are the best perennials to spread over a wide area and reduce grass?

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  1. Athlyn Green profile image98
    Athlyn Greenposted 6 years ago

    What are the best perennials to spread over a wide area and reduce grass?

    I'm planting perennials over my acreage to choke out the grass.

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  2. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image80
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 6 years ago

    I believe it is a place under direct sun. if so you can use monarda, Stachys macrantha 'Superba' or  Purple coneflower. You can compose them or to use just one of them. I have monarda in a garden and even wrote a hub about this lovely perennial.

    1. Athlyn Green profile image98
      Athlyn Greenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll check out your hub. That sounds interesting.

  3. flashmakeit profile image67
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    Ground covers are used in place of grass.  Google to find a hardiness zone map.  The map wills tell you what zone you live in because sometimes a perennial can be a perennial in one state and an annual in another state.

  4. lawahe profile image60
    lawaheposted 6 years ago

    I agree that cone flowers work beautifully!  I would mix some other ground covers in for variety.  flashmakeit is right, a zone map will lead you to what you are looking for.  I wrote a hub about planning a garden recently too.  There's even a zone finder link in it.  Hope this helps.

  5. floriferous profile image61
    floriferousposted 6 years ago

    Mother-of-Thyme which spreads beautifully, forget-me-nots, and just about any self-seeding perennial or biennial will work to cover a wide area.

    The only problem with this, is that the grass which has a tight dense root system will likely choke out the perennials. You may have to dig out the area first.

 
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