We're always thinking.
We Grow Landscape Solutions.
Ground Covers Unlimited is a wholesale nursery dedicated to growing high quality ornamental and native plants that perform, in order to reduce landscape maintenance costs.
Since 1979, we have grown to service a network of valued customers across Canada and the eastern United States from our Bethany, Ontario location. We look forward to hearing from new and returning customers, and evolving with the Green for Life movement.
New Plants For Great Landscapes
Although we specialize in propagation, we offer additional business solutions to help you service your landscape customers or your bottom line:
Delivery and Custom Freight Services
Custom Colour Tags for Retail
Landscape Design Advice
Ecological Restoration Advice
Refunds on our Trays and Pots
Request acces to our wholesale member area to see our full catalogue, price list and other industry resources.
Ted or Sandy Spearing
Sandy's Cell: 705-340-1034
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What's Happening at Ground Covers
Looking for work in the horticulture industry?
We are looking to hire several full-time Horticultural Nursery Staff for Summer and Fall 2020. Like working outdoors? Do you or someone you know wants or has experience in landscaping, agriculture or ecological restoration? Live in or go to school in the Kawartha Lakes, Durham or Peterborough Area? Please check out our Careers Page for more information and send your CV in if you are interested in this fast-paced, hands-on work environment.
Want to get immediate availabilities on our best crops?
As a wholesale buyer or landscaper in the busy season, you need quick ideas and guaranteed availabilities. We've got a camera and when a good crop is sitting, mature and beautiful, ready to be planted up or out, we'll let you know! Sign up for our best-friends only e-blast (we're aiming for a monthly update on plants at great value and size).
You can sign-up here through the wholesale access section.
We are experimenting with more native wildflowers and challenging woodland ephemerals grown from a diversity of Southern Ontario seed sources. No volume discounts are offered at this time until we can reliably provide sufficient numbers. Despite their stature, some require 2–4 years in production to fill a 4" / 10 cm pot. We welcome feedback on their use, landscape success and retail demand.
Matching Right Plant to Right Site
The right plant in the right place will perform its best. This involves understanding the site conditions and sometimes more than just light and moisture. We can give you advice on challenging site conditions, just give us a call. Or keep a copy of our suggested landscape solutions nearby when designing.
We also have a handy spacing chart that can be used to calculate the number of plants needed for a given area manually or with CAD software, expected to give 80-90% coverage in two growing seasons.
We have always aimed to educate and entertain with our annual nursery catalogue and letter. If you want to get a sense of our business and its evolution, we've uploaded the last decades' worth so everyone can enjoy them. There's also some musings and professional links in there too.