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Suggestions on Planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by 9ball1018, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. 9ball1018

    9ball1018 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    This little project is for my own home. I have a small bare bank in the back it gets morning sun and filtered sun through out it the day and is about a 35 to 45 degree over a area of 10ft by 60ft. Wanting to cover it with any low maintance groundcover mixed with some crapes and whatever. The problem is the soil that's there it's like orange concrete, lots of sand and clay no rocks in the soil larger than your thumbnail. Access to this area with machinery larger than dingo doesn't exist and it would a big pita I just need some suggestions or differnt ideas. I don't have any pics right now. Thanks!
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  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,516

    I'd put azaleas and pine straw in. Easy to maintain and soil amendments should be minimal. one gallon size plants six/seven feet apart. Low growing ground cover is high maintenance once it matures.
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,273

    mostly native groundcovers: phlox, ferns, huechera, tiarella, anemone, sedum ternatum, etc...
    something spreading, but controllable

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