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    Default Anti erosion plant

    Last year I had a barn put up which required the ground to be leveled. There is a section behind the barn that is too steep to mow but I don't want to have to weed wack it either. What is out there that I can plant and will hold the dirt in place but won't require mowing?
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    Crown Vetch is one of the best that I know of.
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    I like juniper, but that needs full sunlight.
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    Default Re: Anti erosion plant

    I used crown vetch on steep bare ground many years ago. It stopped the erosion, but it gets about 2 ft. tall & can spread to where you might not want it. I used plants, not seed.

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    Default Re: Anti erosion plant

    I looked both crown vetch and juniper up on wikipedia and it looks like both are able to survive cold weather. Wanted to make sure whatever i plant won't die and need replanted after winter.


    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    I like juniper, but that needs full sunlight.
    Couldn't tell from wikipedia but is juniper a shrub? I have the full sunlight part covered, the only shade would be caused by the barn late in the evening.

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    Default Re: Anti erosion plant

    You'll have to try real hard to kill crown vetch. Mine has survived -20 many times. Juniper is a tree. Many different varietys, from low growing shrubs to tall ornamentals.

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    Crown Vetch is pretty hardy. The state of Ohio uses it on places so steep that they can't mow along the roads. It will spread some. But not uncontrollably. It's an easy keeper.
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    Switch grass,used for erosion control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerdean View Post
    Many different varietys, from low growing shrubs to tall ornamentals.
    Blue rug juniper is popular as a ground cover in my neck of the woods: Ground Covers: Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'

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    Ground cover can be some pretty nasty stuff if done wrong. It's better to research it. Better yet talk to someone at a reputable nursery, county agent, or the local co-op.
    ........Shoot this thang! Have mercy this thang is killin' me. Just shoot up here amongst us. One of us has got to have some relief..............
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