Ground Covers in Zone 7/8

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mad_wrestler, May 8, 2005.

  1. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 339

    I am doing a job for Mrs. X and need some suggestions. The area to be done is in between two oak trees. The area is 27' X 30'. We will replace the existing pine needles with red double ground mulch. The area is heavily shaded and the soil is red clay. I plan on putting a sitting area with an arbor behind bench, with a bird bath or looking ball for visual stimulus. Also thought a walk path provided by pavers from one side to the other would be nice. Any ideas are appreciated and any thoughts on my idea would be great too.

  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Why not leave the needles and mulch over them.The title of your thread is ground cover,but you don't ask about in in the text,what gives?
  3. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 339

    Yeah I guess I didn't mention it in the thread. I want to break up the enormity of the area with some ground cover. Up to 24" high that like zones 7/8, shaded areas and like red clay. Thanks
  4. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    dianthus, festucus ovina glauca. those 2 go well together.

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