Steep slope gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Friendsville, tn
Question by carolfeldman
August 4, 2006
How do we get control of red mud runoff? Our house was just constructed at the bottom of a very steep slope, with steep slope from the house down to the lake. Sunny slopes with little shade, irrigation system is now installed. What groundcovers are suggested to stop erosion?


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Answer from NGA
August 4, 2006

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Erosion control includes plants such as hortizonal junipers and and ground-hugging plants such as wooly thyme. These will take a few years to fill in, though, so you may want to protect the slope with weed-barrier. Your local Cooperative Extension office will have publications dealing with erosion control, as well as a list of plants suitable for your growing region. You'll find them listed in the white pages under County offices. Best wishes with your new landscape!

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