planting in a vertical area - Knowledgebase Question

South Charleston, We
Question by Pkisercrou
September 25, 2009
There is a totally vertical bank that borders our yard. I want to plant Creeping Jenny in it. The soil is sandy. How do I get the plant to stay in without falling out?

Thank you.

Answer from NGA
September 25, 2009


You'll need to dig a hole deeper than the root mass, add a little compost and then pop in your plant. The compost will give the roots something to cling onto. Sometimes you can use the palm of your hand to flatten the front of the planting hole like a little shelf so water will have a place to soak into. Getting those plants to establish their roots will be your biggest challenge. Once they've done that they will sprawl downhill and your soil erosion problem will be gone.

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