Ground Cover Grass replacement? LOTS of Questions
I am interested in eventually replacing most of my grass with flower beds trees and ground covers I have some questions.
I would like to start replacing the outer edge of the yard where it is dug out for drainage. This area is not really steep but is a little difficult to mow.
This area is about 40 feet long by 4 feet wide. I would really like to kill all the grass first but I don't want to use roundup. I prefer to do things organically. Would it be ok to put down cardboard and put some topsoil on top and then plant the groundcover?
Ok then what ground covers do you all really like and recommend. I would like something flowery and nice not a conifer ground cover. I would also like something that I could interplant with other flowers that can grow in harmony with the ground cover. Perhaps some Bulbs dafodils etc among the ground cover.
Also is there a good way to keep grass from invading the ground cover area or will the ground cover just out compete the grass.
I don't have bermuda grass so thats good.
ANY help is appreciated I know these are alot of questions.