Need help with ground cover idea
My front yard is over 2 acers and gets full sun all day.
There are no trees, just a big lawn with mostly fescue grass. I live in the northeast corner of Mississippi.
My wife and I are totally sick of mowing all this area and
decided to 'naturalize' about 1 acre of the lawn. We have
sectioned off about 1 acre of our front yard (the perimeter area next to the road). We have planted many small trees and continue to plant more in hopes that one day it will simply be "woods" and give us privacy. The problem is now the grass in this area is growing like mad. We do not want to mow it but some of our neighbors are complaining that it looks bad, which is does.
Can anyone suggest a quick growing ground cover that will choke out the grass? Something that won't look so bad to
the neighbors? We really don't want to mow this area anymore as its takes us over 10 hours per week with my
current mower. I need something to plant over this one acre
area that won't look too bad, will choke out the grass, and not kill the small trees we have planted.
Thanks for your help,