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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