Have a Slope That's Too Steep To Mow? Plant Daylilies: OK I've got just the place for this idea!

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Have a Slope That's Too Steep To Mow? Plant Daylilies

By Newyorkrita
July 19, 2015

How I transformed my grassy slope into a paradise of daylily blooms.

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jul 19, 2015 3:56 PM CST
I don't know why I had not thought about this, but I have a very difficult spot where it is almost impossible to get a mower. And I think this idea was just waiting for my attention. And we have more than enough daylilies to cover it. A great idea! Thank you for posting Rita! Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jul 19, 2015 4:09 PM CST
TBGDN said:I don't know why I had not thought about this, but I have a very difficult spot where it is almost impossible to get a mower. And I think this idea was just waiting for my attention. And we have more than enough daylilies to cover it. A great idea! Thank you for posting Rita! Thumbs up


You have a big project ahead of you.

I found it easier to lay out one row at a time. Then depending on the size of your slope would depend on how many layers of rows you need.

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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Rita - Start at the top and work your way down????
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Jul 19, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Oh my aching back! I can feel the 'big one' coming on. Judging from the pictures it looks like I have about the same space to cover here with my slope. I do have some tree branches shading the area, so I hope that will not harm the daylilies. This slope has been a real pain for me for nearly 20 years, and I even bought a self-propelled lawn mower for it. But even that slides side ways. I just went out and took a picture of the area where it runs down to the roadway. It has about a five foot drop at about a 40 degree angle and runs almost 50 feet in length. I am concerned about too much shade, but maybe I could try a few plants at a time to see how they do. Here is what it looks like.

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Lux Umbra Dei
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 19, 2015 4:52 PM CST
beckygardener said:Rita - Start at the top and work your way down????


Yes, absolutely start at the top.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 19, 2015 4:55 PM CST
TBGDN said:Oh my aching back! I can feel the 'big one' coming on. Judging from the pictures it looks like I have about the same space to cover here with my slope. I do have some tree branches shading the area, so I hope that will not harm the daylilies. This slope has been a real pain for me for nearly 20 years, and I even bought a self-propelled lawn mower for it. But even that slides side ways. I just went out and took a picture of the area where it runs down to the roadway. It has about a five foot drop at about a 40 degree angle and runs almost 50 feet in length. I am concerned about too much shade, but maybe I could try a few plants at a time to see how they do. Here is what it looks like.

Thumb of 2015-07-19/TBGDN/cbfadd



It doesn't look like too much shade in the picture but it sure does look like a heck of a lot of work to do that big area. Just keep thinking of how lovely it will be when it is done.

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