Hill side gardening - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by smkons
April 20, 2008
What are the best perennials,bulbs and shrubs etc to plant on at steep hillside in Odgen, Utah?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2008

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Hillsides generally offer a less hospitable environment for plants than do level gardens. Soil is usually shallow and poor, and it's hard to get water to penetrate deeply enough to promote strong, dense roots. The following suggestions are for plants that will provide attractive cover for slopes and help prevent soil erosion: Rosa rugosa, creeping rosemary, ivy, Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle), Star Jasmine. Daylilies are often used on hillsides because they spread out over time.

Hope these suggestions work for you!

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