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May 10, 2020 7:11 PM CST
Hi! Very new to gardening so please excuse my ignorance!

We have a hillside garden patch between our driveway and a patch of lawn. It is under a tree but gets lots of sun and is also prone to soil erosion. Currently we have a mix of annual flowers and perrenials but obviously still working on it.

I love sedum and got very excited this year planting several different varieties amongst the flowers, hoping for a little coverage.

However, I am now worried about too much spread! We have a patch of lawn next to the flower garden that I am now concerned may be overtaken by sedum if it spreads too much!

Is it a bad idea to have sedum next to lawn and with other flowers? Shrug!

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
May 10, 2020 11:19 PM CST
I have the same set up you have. I did a deep cut between the garden and the grass. The good thing about sedum is their roots are shallow I have never had any more problem than any other border grass garden set up.

The only trouble I see is the location looks like a lot of shade. I do not see your zone. I am a zone 6 and I only use the John Ketcham as a ground cover in the shade most every other sedum either died did not grow much.

May 11, 2020 1:38 AM CST
Thanks for your reply. I hadn't thought of a deep cut - I'll keep that in mind! The photo is late afternoon, the area probably gets around 8 hours of sun a day.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
May 11, 2020 5:00 PM CST
I see you have some beautiful rocks around. I would use some of those to shape the grass from the garden. It will make it easier to keep the shape of your garden.

You are going to have more problem with the grass growing into the garden than you will have with the sedum. I learned that the hard way. When I mowed the grass the clippings would fly in the sedum garden area.

May 11, 2020 6:25 PM CST
Thanks so much! Very happy to hear suggestions!

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