Ground cover - Knowledgebase Question

Westmoreland, Ne
Question by mdsmith654
April 26, 2010
We have a steep sloping hill in the front yard. It gets direct sun all day and the soil is dry/sandy/lots of stones and full of weeds. What kinds of ground covering would grow best in this type of location?

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


I'd look for deep rooted, drought tolerant groundcovers. Here are suggestions: Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens), Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis), Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium), Blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Liriope or "lilyturf" (Liriope spicata), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'), Creeping myrtle (Vinca minor), Creeping thyme plants, such as woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus). If you want something that grows a little higher, daylilies make good groundcover plants when massed together.

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