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mburgess44 04-11-2011 01:01 PM

huge slope - need ground cover
I was looking for some suggestions on possible ground cover for a huge slope I have in my yard. /zone6/invasive/

The slope drops off on the east side of my lawn about 70 degrees and into a ditch. Each year weeds are ramped on the slope and I can't even manage to climb the majority of the hill to weed-eat it. It's simply to steep! I have been doing some research on groundcover and finally decided to post in hopes of finding someone with a similar experience.

I live in zone 6 and the area would be 1/2 shade - 1/2 sun! I would like something that is extremely invasive and hearty! I know I will need to maintain weeds in this area occasionally but again I don't enjoy the thought of climbing this hill and falling into a ditch.

Bondo 04-13-2011 08:53 AM

Ayuh,... White Clover,... It's hardy, with strong roots, 'n only grows about knee high...

sippinjoes 04-13-2011 06:12 PM

I have ivy in my front ditch, but I occasionally have to pull saplings out of it. I am going to plant some creeping type juniper this fall on a hill I am creating. Some of the creeping junipers spread up to 6' and only get 6" tall. You can also spread weed mat and cover with rip-rap.

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