Ask a Question forum: Creating a full wooded area down a driveway

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Name: Jackie Schwerling
Central Ohio (Zone 4b)
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jackieschwe
Apr 28, 2018 7:18 AM CST
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
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 28, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Are you wanting a groundcover plant, shrubs, perennials, or all of them? Tell us more.
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 28, 2018 1:39 PM CST
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Jackie Schwerling
Central Ohio (Zone 4b)
Schwerling’s Posts
jackieschwe
Apr 28, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Thank you Bonehead. I will research your suggestions. I have a super problem with thistles which I need to get rid of first.
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Birds Dragonflies Ferns Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Apr 28, 2018 6:40 PM CST
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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