Old 07-06-2009, 01:16 PM
bigjoedo bigjoedo is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Vermilion,OH
Posts: 82
Vine to cover hillside?


We have a hill at the back of our property, which is 70' long and from top to bottom of the hill it is 18'. The hill side is difficult to weedwack or mow. I wanted to put rug junipers on the hillside, but at $15 to $35 per plant, this would cost a small fortune. I have Virginia creeper starting to grow from the bottom up on a hillside. Can this be used as ground cover? Can the vines be transplanted? Thanks

Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 01:44 PM
garydale garydale is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland EST
Posts: 813
Look up Crown Vetch for an inexpensive groung cover.
gary crutchfield
po box 630
mount airy, md 21771-0630
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 05:11 PM
slawn's Avatar
slawn slawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 326
Not sure if it will work there, but we use Jasmine here to cover areas like that.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 09:28 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 10,981
Virginia creeper will work fine. Start new ones from cuttings. Or just grab a hunk of root and stem. 3 inches of root and 3 inches of stem is the right ratio. You cannot transplant long vines with short roots. Also honeysuckle. Sweet pea. Crown vetch. In shade you have to use shade ground covers--myrtle, ivy, eyonymous, ferns, ajuga, wild ginger...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Page generated in 0.06466 seconds with 8 queries