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mwinder
Severance, KS

August 8, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9625503

My daughter bought a house in northeast Kansas with a steep hill shaded by large oak trees. What plants do you suggest she try for groundcovers that will do well on the hill in that shade. Mowing the steep hill is dangerous! Thanks.
greene33
Vernonburg, GA

August 9, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9625827

Oak trees give off a chemical to stop some plants from growing under or near them, so not all plants will work.

Check this link for Kansas native plants good for shade:
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/garden.php

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