5 Weed-Smothering Ground Covers Let these landscape plants do the dirty work of choking out weeds

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer and age to blonde seed heads by fall. They are held on the plant right through the winter to provide many months of interest. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

Continuous harvest lettuce! This is a great method for harvesting lettuce for anyone who puts work into a vegetable garden (might as well get the most bang for your buck, right?) but its an especially good tip for urban gardeners who dont have a lot of space.