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Ground Covers for Missouri

Ground covers are low-growing plants that spread quickly to form a dense cover. They add beauty to the landscape and at the same time prevent erosion.

Additional Information

Grass is the best known ground cover, but it’s not suited to all locations. This presentation offers recommended ground covers for Missouri landscapes. We also present potentially invasive ground covers that are no longer recommended, but you will see in many area yards.


Speaker Information

Michele Livergood

Michele Livergood became an Extension Master Gardener in 2019. She is currently Chair of the Speakers Bureau and Co-chair of Green Gardens at REAP. She actively assists in fund-raising activities to support our committee projects: Dig and Divide and Garden Garage Sale.

Michele enjoys working in her yard, which is always a work in progress. She is also a member of the Idalia Society, a KC area butterfly group. She loves native plant sales. She also enjoys sharing plants and gardening knowledge with friends and neighbors.

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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program