Plants That Help Keep Weeds Out of Your Garden

Hardy Plumbago

. Plant where it gets some sun in the morning and shade during the hottest parts of the day.

Creeping Phlox

For sunny areas with well-drained soil, creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) covers the ground while only growing 4 to 6 inches tall.

Gro-Low Sumac

This shrub will spread to become 6 to 8 feet across and 2 to 3 feet tall, so it won't take many plants to fill in a large area.


Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) is a low-growing ground cover plant that quickly spreads mats of foliage.


If you have dry and sunny conditions, several varieties of Sedum spurium should keep weeds from taking hold.


The basal foliage spreads across the ground and forms a dense groundcover.


Most varieties have variegated foliage, which, along with white or purplish-pink flowers, lets them stand out in the shade.

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