Have a Slope That's Too Steep To Mow? Plant Daylilies

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Posted by @Newyorkrita on
How I transformed my grassy slope into a paradise of daylily blooms.

I had a rather steep sloping bank at the side of my driveway where it was always difficult to mow. You couldn't do it with a mower. It had to be done with a weed whacker. I did not think it was very attractive either, so I decided to transform it into a daylily garden.

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The grassy slope before any work was done.


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First I dug holes spaced out in rows.

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Closeup of my method of holes dug first.

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Then I dug daylily clumps from other areas of the garden and transplanted them.

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You can see what the formerly grassy slope is starting to look like.

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More views of the transplants.

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Next the slope is mulched with straw between each daylily clump.


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In fall I planted spring bulbs between the daylilies. That gave me spring bloom.


Summer at last and the daylily slope is in full bloom.

 
Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Have done the same by gchrismer Jul 25, 2015 2:47 PM 1
Very nice! by daylilydreams Jul 23, 2015 8:19 AM 35
Nicely illustrated by coboro Jul 21, 2015 11:20 AM 2
OK I've got just the place for this idea! by TBGDN Jul 19, 2015 4:55 PM 5
I am going to try the same thing! by alwaysbehindMN Jul 19, 2015 10:45 AM 1
Flowers by Missielover Jul 19, 2015 9:42 AM 1



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