Where to use Enviromat Sedum Matting

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Where to use Sedum matting

Enviromat sedum matting is one of the most versatile landscaping materials there is. Because it is low maintenance and doesn’t need to be laid on to soil, it can be used for a wealth of different projects.

Inspirational ideas for using sedum matting include

  • Living sedum roofs on garden sheds or animal housing
  • Low maintenance ground cover around ponds
  • Floral edgings for paths and patios
  • Japanese gardens
  • Topiary and sculpture
  • Toppings for stone walls or gabions
  • Lining for hanging baskets
  • Hiding an unsightly man-hole cover

Enviromat sedum matting is designed to give all year round interest and during the flowering season will attract bees, butterflies and hoverflies to the nectar-rich flowers. You’ll find that Enviromat is easy to install and even easier to look after.

Sedum, a diverse genus of succulent plants, offers gardeners a wide array of choices when it comes to adding beauty, texture, and functionality to outdoor spaces. With their ability to thrive in various conditions, sedums are versatile and well-suited for different areas within your garden.

  1. Ground Cover:

Sedums excel as ground cover plants, forming dense, low-maintenance carpets that suppress weeds and add visual interest to open spaces. Varieties like Sedum acre (Goldmoss Stonecrop) and Sedum spurium (Dragon’s Blood) create vibrant, textured mats that endure in both sunny and partially shaded areas. Their drought tolerance and ability to thrive in poor soil make sedums an excellent choice for covering expansive garden beds, slopes, or rocky terrain.

  1. Rock Gardens:

Sedums are a natural fit for rock gardens, effortlessly blending with the rugged aesthetic of stones and boulders. Their low-growing habit and fleshy leaves provide a beautiful contrast against the hard surfaces of rocks, creating a visually stunning composition. Opt for varieties like Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ or Sedum kamtschaticum (Orange Stonecrop) to bring bursts of colour and texture to your rock garden while requiring minimal care.

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  1. Container Gardening:

Sedums are well-suited for container gardening, adding an element of whimsy to your patio, balcony, or even windowsill. Their compact size and ability to thrive in containers make them perfect for mixed plant arrangements. Consider combining different sedum varieties with contrasting foliage colours and textures to create eye-catching container displays. Ensure your containers have well-draining soil to mimic the sedum’s preferred growing conditions.

  1. Borders and Edging:

Bring definition and structure to your garden by using sedums along borders and edges. Their low stature and attractive foliage provide a neat and tidy appearance, framing flower beds or pathways with ease. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is a popular choice for border planting, offering upright growth and transitioning through multiple colour changes as the seasons progress.

  1. Green Roofs:

Sedums are increasingly popular choices for green roof installations because of their resilience, low maintenance requirements, and ability to withstand harsh growing conditions. The shallow roots and drought-tolerant nature of many sedum varieties make them ideal for creating green roofs that not only look stunning but also provide environmental benefits like insulation, storm water management, and habitat for pollinators.

  1. Butterfly and Pollinator Gardens:

Sedums are excellent attractors of pollinators, especially bees and butterflies. Their nectar-rich flowers provide a valuable food source, supporting biodiversity in your garden. Planting sedums in sunny areas or near other pollinator-friendly plants can transform your garden into a vibrant haven for these essential creatures, contributing to the overall health of your local ecosystem.


Whether you’re aiming to create a lush ground cover, enhance your rock garden, or attract pollinators, sedum plants offer endless possibilities for garden design. Their adaptability, resilience, and aesthetic appeal make them a valuable addition to any garden style or theme. Embrace the versatility of sedums and let these hardy succulents elevate the beauty of your outdoor spaces while requiring minimal effort on your part. With sedums, your garden can thrive in both style and substance.

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