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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Advice on transplanting kinnickinick
Hello, I've decided to reduce my slope because it is...
YorkiePooMama
Dymondia Dying
Hello, A little over a week ago I purchased a bunch...
naveenreddy_la
Spreading succulent groundcover advice?
We recently bought a house and are finally tackling...
sweetverve
Recommendation for a Simple Groundcover for Rain Garden
We have a "rain garden" out front of our...
cdcd33
ICE PLANT???
Is anyone else ready for spring? Thanks for viewing....
halocline
Sponsored Products
Brite Ideas Cemetery Fence LED Display - LED-HWCMFNC
$639.91 | Hayneedle
Live Green Groundcover Stonecrop - Set of Two
$16.99 | zulily
Voodoo Grey Cemetery Cue - VOD13 18.0
$140.25 | Hayneedle
Design Toscano 10.5 in. French Pleurant Statue - NG31567
$32.90 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™