Cemetery groundcover

bowmamsb(7)July 25, 2012

I have an oval cemetery with 9 stones in it in the entryway of my ranch. My husband and I cleaned it out when we purchased the property; it was all weeds, tall dead trees, sticker vines, poison ivy et. I have killed everything in it 3 times, and then tried to plant groundcover (waiting the appropriate time), but the weeds and crabgrass always win. Watering is a problem. Any ideas what I could plant in there that would take hold before the weeds converged? I tried 100 red sedum, but no luck. It is about 40 ft x 80 ft. Thanks! Also, don't want to obscure the tombstones like they were when we purchased.

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mistascott(7A VA)

Assuming this is full sun. So you need something that can take dry hot sun. This is a tough bill to fill but there are options:

--Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo-Yo' (snow-in-summer)
--Creeping thyme
--Lotus corniculatus (Golden Bird's Foot)
--Euonymus fortunei 'Minimus'(Dwarf Wintercreeper)
--Antennaria plantaginfolia (Pussytoes)
--Delosperma (Ice Plant)
--Potentilla crantzii (Pygmy Cinquefoil)
--Phuopsis stylosa (Creeping Crosswort)
--Muehlenbeckia axillaris (Creeping Wire Vine)

Not sure why the sedum didn't make it...but that should also be a solid option.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 2:04PM
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