.. This winter we should all notice the dormant Crape Myrtle decorating our road ways here in Florida. What better way show off our year round growing season than to have dead stick looking trees all over our road ways. But that is not what this thread is about. What many are miss seeing is in the same landscape are No Mow Ground Covers. Perennial Peanuts and Sunshine Mimosa are now taking the place of turf. These are legumes that are nitrogen fixing and once established require very little care of any kind. They are great for erosion control because of deep and massive roots. Once, may be twice a year they need be mowed at a height of 4 or 5 inches with a standard lawn mower or weed eater. Planted by plugs or sprigs they readily spread quickly to form a carpet. Not unlike St Augustine or Bermuda turf these legumes can and will spread to other areas. However different herbicides can either check growth or selectively control competitions from both grassy & broad leaf weeds. Interesting enough White Dutch Clover also a Legume reacts the same and can be seeded as a Grow in cover crop. I am so impressed with these No Mow Ground Covers that I have started to Propagate them. At one time before Hurricane Charlie blew it away, I had a nursery. I kind of miss fooling with growing plants and hope to find a market for these No Mow ground covers. Hard to Mow areas like steep banks are prime candidates for No Mow. Smaller turf areas are also economically vivable for No Mow. The price of Plugs or Spriggs and the labor make larger areas less cost effective for quick grow in spacing. However spacing plugs 10 or 20 ft apart take several years to grow in. These No Mow ground cover can be mowed on a regular bases during that grow in time. Have I stirred any Interest????????? ..