Ground Cover

Put simply, ground cover is any vegetation that covers the soil or dirt. It could be grass or small plants that take the place of weeds. Ground cover has useful applications like erosion prevention, promoting drainage, and weed control.

Ground cover is also used as a method to reduce the amount of maintenance required.

Grass Options

A green lawn is a symbol of the American Dream. But a grass lawn has some practical uses for your property. It stops your yard from washing away every time a storm dumps a waterfall on Omaha.

Our residential design team will assess if grass is the best option for your ground cover.

Pine straw

Pine straw is the product of pine needles falling to the ground. Since pine straw is a natural product it makes an eco-friendly alternative to mulch. You only have to rake it and move it to the desired location.

It prevents the growth of weeds, protects soil nutrients, and is used as a method to stabilize soil temperature. Pine straw may also release nutrients into your soil as it decays.


Mulch is the most popular type of ground cover. It’s used to prevent weeds in flower beds, improve soil health, keep moisture in soil, and make areas visually appealing. Mulch is created from many different sources:

  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Peat Moss
  • Wood Chips
  • Bark
  • Straw
  • Inorganic Materials

With all of those choices how do you know what mulch is the best for your landscape? The Omaha Landscape Design team will help you choose the best mulch for plant health and visual appeal.

Omaha Landscape Design is the solution to your ground cover problems. When your design plan is created all aspects will be accounted for. Contact Omaha Landscape Design today to get free quote for a new landscape.