The Q&A Archives: Soil erosion on Severe slope.

Question: Ground Covers?
Our yard slope uphill quite steeply. We have had to remove many large and dead shrubs because of neglect from previous owners. The slope is 41' X 30' with a large tree to one side. Because of steepness by the tree we thought of dicondra because of the non-mowing factor. But for the rest of the what can you suggest for the top portion? We had thought about Mondo grass and Pachysandra Terminalis. Will any of these help for eroison as well as somewhat pleasant to view?
I would appreciate any info you could give us!
Thank you so much,
Cheryl Thomas & Family

Answer: Pachysandra, vinca minor, carpet bugle (Ajuga) or Mondo grass are all viable solutions to the erosion problem. In fact, anything that will root deeply will slow or stop the erosion problem. I like vinca and ajuga because of their seasonal color; vinca blooms in either blue or white through most of the summer; ajuga blooms with spikes of cobalt blue in the late spring. All are virtually maintenance free.

Hope one of these suggestions works for you!

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