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Apr 28, 2018 7:18 AM CST
Name: Jackie Schwerling
Central Ohio (Zone 4b)
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I am trying to build a wooded area on both sides of our driveway. The driveway is 500 feet. I have planted various evergreens and hardwood deciduous trees on both sides of the driveway. The existing grass/weeds are still growing. I left it natural for 2 years and it looked horrible upsetting my neighbor so I started cutting the grass. I want to have it fill in to complete the woods but I am not sure of the best way. Can you offer some advise?
Thank you,
Jackie
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Apr 28, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Apr 28, 2018 1:39 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Look at the understory of your native forest for ideas. In my neck of the woods, that would be sword ferns, which look nice, stay evergreen, and get pretty large (crowding out the grass). Vinca major might work also, it can take shade and kind of grows up into shrubs.
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Apr 28, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Name: Jackie Schwerling
Central Ohio (Zone 4b)
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Thank you Bonehead. I will research your suggestions. I have a super problem with thistles which I need to get rid of first.
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Apr 28, 2018 6:40 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I fought with thistles when we first moved here. I found that mowing them repeatedly eventually got rid of them. It was time consuming and took a couple years but we are mostly thistle-free now.
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