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Black Mountain, NC

April 5, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8474586

I plan t o dig up grass area on slope, too dangerous to mow, and make this area more garden with plants. I already have the plants in pots and some starts from seed. I just hope I have the energy to do this work. and finish it.
Crown Point, IN

April 16, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9084522

Planting on a slope is so much work. I have one bank that I literally sometimes lay on my stomach and reach over and another that I strain to reach up with the shovel. The one bank (that I have to reach up to) is now planted with blueberry bushes and I have decided that bugleweed will be my "mulch". One hint that I read recently is to form half collars out of roofing felt and bury them into the slope below the desired plant to retain water. That is my next project with the blueberries. Good luck with your project.
Rosenberg, TX

April 16, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9084735

Could you dig out "shelves" to make beds instead of having to reach up and down. Make the shelves wide enough on which to walk and tend.

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