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Vine to cover hillside?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bigjoedo, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. bigjoedo

    bigjoedo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    Hello,

    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


    Joe
     
  2. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Look up Crown Vetch for an inexpensive groung cover.
     
  3. slawn

    slawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    Not sure if it will work there, but we use Jasmine here to cover areas like that.
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,765

    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...
     

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