Steep slope gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Friendsville, tn
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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?

Answer from NGA
August 4, 2006
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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