Mint on a hillside

sjklyMarch 23, 2014

I have a mostly sunny hillside that gets a lot of dog traffic-the grass has mostly been killed by puppy toenails. I want to plant something there that will act as secure ground cover to help prevent erosion (Its is a created hill with landscape cloth about two inches beneath the soil and a small retaining wall)
Will mint do that? Will it survive the dogs running on it, fill in bare patches?

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Mint can grow pretty tall (about 12") when it's flowering. It not only will survive the dogs, it'll creep into the rest of your property and be impossible to get rid of. It's extremely invasive. Your dogs will always smell of mint. Consider all this.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:15AM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

And you'll live to regret that landscape cloth. It's a nightmare.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 6:42AM
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Ajuga may work. It also can be invasive but at least by reputation, is easier to control than mint. It is also recommended as an erosion control plant, and is commonly available and easy to reproduce.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 8:18PM
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