What is a good type ground cover?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jhouchins, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
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    I have a customer that has a very steep hill right behind there house and they hate mowing it and they want some type of ground cover. What are some good types of ground cover that help with erosion as well.

    Live in East Tn(climate), area gets little sun light because of big trees.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    What about some type of ivy?
     
  3. jhouchins

    jhouchins LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 182

    I was thinking that as well. Thought about some monkey grass possibly and some mulch but they don't want to have to mulch every year.
     
  4. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    Jasmine would also be pretty good then there would be no need for mulch.
     
  5. avguy

    avguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    pachysandra
     
  6. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. thewall

    thewall LawnSite Member
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    Try Vinca Major,Cotoneaster coral beauty or lonicera pilata all very fast growing and like the shade
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Asiatic Jasmine. Grows fast in any condition. Immune to roundup so even if weeds poke up they easily zapped. Cheapest way is prob buying washed plantings online. 1 qt size usually run 3-5 bucks.
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  9. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what is "washed plantings"?

    Great thread by the way, we have a client that has the same problem.
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    They just remove the dirt and wrap in wet paper for shipping. They cost less than a buck each vs a qt pot of dirt.
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