Last spring, some of the soil in my community was in danger of eroding because of the heavy rain we had experienced. City officials were worried, because the area had been so overdeveloped. Condos and apartments had taken over, and the vegetation had been stripped in many areas.
To prevent erosion, the city began planting creeping groundcover. These plants spread like a virus and populated the area with greenery and blossoms.
They used creeping phlox and Irish moss, along with a fast-growing grass. The phlox was covered in little pink flowers for a few weeks, and the Irish moss was a mass of green leaves and white blossoms.
In addition to holding down the soil, the plants did a lot to beautify the region. I was glad that the city decided to plant them.