Looking for groundcover

I have a bank along a customers fenceline that was not graded properly when the new fence was put in. It is too steep and narrow to get a mower on to cut it. Currently using a trimmer with a blade to cut this area. The customer is looking for a ground cover that will keep the bank from eroding but will not take over her fence.

I was wondering if you guys or gals had any suggestions on what to use.
 

Barkleymut

LawnSite Bronze Member
Blue Rug Juniper-it won't climb the fence.
Asian Jasmine- tough to find; looks kind of like Perriwinkle but I DON"T THINK it climbs.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Juniper or pacasandra.
 

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
I did a hill side this spring also. I planted blue rug juniper also. It will not climb up and it will cover the hill in about 2-5 years. I bought mine at the local Lowes store. They were only 4.99 each and if they die within 1 year Lowes will replace them with no questions asked. I put down weed block then planted the shrubs and then put down a layer of mulch. Customer was very happy with the finished look, and no more hillside mowing. Good Luck with your project. Mowman
 

morturf

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
midwest
I have had good success with area like this by planting a HARD FESCUE (not tall fescue) and letting it grow. i treat the area just like a lawn other than mowing. I covers the whole area to limit the washing, it looks nice when weeds are kept out, and there is no mowing. Not sure if the grass grows in your area of country. just another option.
 

jeffyr

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northern NJ
I don't use weed block...unless you are going to put stone on top. Once the mulch starts to decompose, it turns to soil...on top of the weed block. Weeds will the grow in it anyway after a season. Anybody agree ?

jeffyr
 

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