Ground cover refers to the low-growing variety of plants that have a running, trailing or spreading growth habit. Generally, ground cover plants need less water and are easy to maintain, making them an excellent choice as a substitute for turf grass. Using ground cover plants is a great way to add dimension and interest to the landscape design of your property, while lowering maintenance costs.
One of the best ways to add color to your property is by planting perennials. Many of these native plants are drought tolerant and can withstand the heat of a Texas summer without requiring frequent watering.
Xeriscaping is a creative style of landscaping which focuses on water conservation. After the 2011 heat wave in North Texas and the current water restrictions on landscape watering in many local municipalities, you might want to consider trying Xeriscaping on your property.