CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE JOBOne of the great things about Jeepers Creepers® is that they offer solutions to what many gardeners perceive as problem areas. To help you find the right plant, we've created an amazing search feature on our sister site: http://www.jeeperscreepers.info/ that can be used in a number of different ways. FOOT TRAFFIC: If you plan to walk on your Jeepers Creepers® plants, choose your varieties based on the required traffic tolerance. We recommend that plants not be walked on until established, or whenever the soil is soggy wet. Caution! Plants growing between paving stones or as a lawn substitute can present a hazard for tripping or skidding.
- No foot traffic: Plants are either too tall to walk on, or too delicate to withstand it.
- Light: [1 shoe] Walking directly on these once or twice a week will not cause serious damage.
- Moderate: [3 shoes] Withstands being walked on once a day or so, generally fine between paving stones.
- Heavy: [5 shoes] Nearly as durable as a regular lawn. Low mat habit allows for easy travel.
- Full Sun: Think full, all day sun, with at most only a few hours of shade in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Part Shade: Direct sun hits the area for only about half the day. Morning sun followed by afternoon shade, or vice versa. This also includes dappled shade caused by a tall canopy of small-leaved deciduous trees, giving filtered light with occasionally beams of direct light.
- Full Shade: A common condition under large-leaved trees, evergreens or on the north side of buildings. Note that under dense evergreens and large deciduous trees conditions of extreme dry shade can make it difficult to grow anything without regular deep, weekly watering all season long. See below about "Extreme dry shade".
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