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 Post subject: QUESTION ABOUT GROUND COVER
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:50 am 
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WHAT TYPE OF PLANT OR GRASS WOULD MAKE A GOOD GROUND COVER THAT IS ON A STEEP SLOPE AND IN THE SUN QUIT A BIT. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:00 pm 
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Sedums work really well as ground covers, just make sure you get fast growers. Lots of different ones for both sun and shade.


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 Post subject: ground cover
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:51 pm 
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I use chamelion in my yard but it can get out of hand if you don't cut it back about once every 2 or 3 weeks.

Also vinca is good and oh what's the other one, it's like vinca, the leaves are more diamond shaped, though. I can't remember the name, I'm sure someone out there knows what I'm talking about, hopefully! If I saw it, I'd remember it. :sad:


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 Post subject: groundcover
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:17 pm 
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How big of a slope? You could plant daylillies,coneflowers,carl forester
grasses.I have a grass like ribbon grass but it takes some shade.It
spreads well. Aguga is a low grower that spreads well.So many ideas, So
much work.


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 Post subject: groundcover
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:35 pm 
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How about buffalo grass? Seldom, if ever, needs mowing. Since it is a native grass, no need to water once established.
The following web site will explain in detail how to establish a buffalo grass turf.
http://www.critsite.com/index.cfm/fusea ... /index.htm
I'm big on using native plant material. Once established you can almost forget about them, if planted in the right location.


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 Post subject: remember
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:49 am 
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I remembered what it was - it's euwanamous - I probably spelled it wrong but it's good for ground cover as well.


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not4got10 wrote:
I have done Landscaping for several years and been working Landscaping for KU for 10yrs. I would say crown vech,it's a ground cover and it will hold all soil into place and is a great ground cover,It loves the sun.


Got any good ideas for areas that don't get much sun?


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 Post subject: Great ground cover
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:37 pm 
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English Ivy grows well for me on a very steep slope,looks nice and does great in some places that gets full sun and others that get no sun at all. Ajuga is low growing spreads rapidly also but has pretty lavender flower spikes in early spring. Ajuga can become very invasive and hard to remove though.


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