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Evans, GA
Apr 21, 2018 7:16 AM CST
Backyard hillside in sunny Georgia heat is an eyesore. Need some help. Thinking ground cover plants but not sure. Zone 8.

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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Apr 21, 2018 7:23 AM CST
How far back are you thinking?? At least you have a really nice retaining wall. I'm one of those that would plunk in a couple of flowering shrubs, put down weed barrier and mulch the hell out of it. LOL I just really like the look of mulch.
Evans, GA
Apr 21, 2018 7:30 AM CST
Right to the top of the hillside, about where the dirt ends. I like mulch too. May be the right route but open to ideas....
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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Apr 21, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Being the basically lazy person that I am, I don't like making any more work out of a project than is needed. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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Apr 21, 2018 10:58 PM CST
I would plant Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'. And if those shrubs are desirable I would leave them in place.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Apr 21, 2018 11:46 PM CST
What zone are you in?

I love blue blooming plumbago shrubs:


Hydrangea (such as Nikki Blue) :

I'd plant some of these bushes at the far back of the property area and then add some semi-shade loving plants in front of it. Paint some stepping stones to match (like I did in the photo) to make a path that meanders along that area. Hostas would look nice in there too.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Apr 22, 2018 5:06 AM CST
I like the Blue Rug Juniper; I planted that on a much smaller slope and was very happy with it. I planted spring flowering bulbs in between for some occasional color.
One site I like to look at to get ideas is called Stepables. I look to see what the plants look like when they mature then I make my purchase of local plants that will grow well here.
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