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Beginner Gardening: Quick, inexpensive groundcover for vertical slope.

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grimblemonster
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8539792

I just bought a new house and I need some help! Our front yard faces a very busy street; about halfway to the street, it takes a steep decline of about 80 degrees! Mowing it is a literal pain in the back, so we're looking for some quick, relatively cheap ground-cover for about 900 sq. ft. My husband is allergic to just about anything that blooms. The area is in the sun for the majority of the day.

Any ideas? I'd be grateful to hear just about anything! Thanks!
mad4roses
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8540002

Asian jasmine. Your local nursery should have this in flats. It's cheap, it fills in quick, it can take a fair amount of foot traffic and it is evergreen.
grimblemonster
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8540123

Thanks mad4roses! I'll check this out!
mad4roses
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8540375

You're welcome - and I also found a picture of it actually growing on a slope and have attached it here. Look familiar at all?

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