Dry slope - need advice
Hello all, this is my first post here.
I am hoping to hear from people who have planted white clover as a ground cover on slopes.
This slope I have is steep and can't be mowed.
It receives sun from late morning until mid afternoon, about 7 hours. It's got a mix of young and adult oak and pine trees, about two dozen trees, I'd say.
Can't build terraces because of the massive root systems those trees have and there are a lot of large rocks also.
Melting snow and spring showers help keep the slope moist through early June. After that, it stays on the dry side. Regular watering is not an option, I'm afraid.
In the past six years I've tried sedum, mint, thyme, ajuga, goldenrod, phlox, and other similar species. Of these plants, only the ones that grow towards the foot of the slope have managed to survive (though they haven't spread much at all).
Unfortunately, this slope is a very prominent (along our driveway) eyesore.
So, my question is: Will white clover grow in these conditions?
If so, when should I seed and how much seed should I use per sq ft?
Also, will I need to add anything to the soil, considering the established oak and pine trees?