Ground-cover suggestions for the absolute beginner
May 22, 2014 11:47 AM Subscribe
For the first time in my life, I have a yard, but I need to find something to cover my special-snowflake hill. Help?
posted by specialagentwebb to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Our new back yard includes a very steep hill that's fairly impossible to mow (both because of steepness and old stumps). I'd like to plant some kind of attractive ground-cover so that I don't need to take a weedwhacker to it every week. However, I have a few challenges:
-the hill is pretty wet, because it's at the bottom of a larger hill
-it doesn't get a ton of sun, mostly some in the late afternoon
-the hill is also home to a small herd of deer that like to eat beautiful plants
-I really don't know anything about most plants
I'm in zone 6a. Our next-door neighbor uses English ivy, so I know that's one option, but does anyone have other suggestions?