ground cover for behind pool

smuggsSeptember 8, 2007

We have just completed a pool project in South Jersey. The pool has a raised wall and a signicant slope behind the wall that is approximately 40 feet wide X 20 feet deep X 6 feet high. Rather than bringing in 20 ton of 3-5 inch river rock to cover the area, I'd like to consider some natural non-invasive ground covers to be part of the landscape. The area gets shade in the early morning and full sun from about 10-11am on. I'm looking for something (or variety of things) that is low maintenance, attractive, and is good at keeping weeds and crabgrass in check.

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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

I usually wait to see if suggestions are offered, but you have not gotten any opinions,so far.
I prefer creeping junipers like blue rug or pancake. For color I would use the new, dwarf crepe myrtles, Spring bulbs, dwarf red-stemmed dogwoods,dwarf winterberry(both insignificant in flower and boring is Summer) and some of the other dwarf bushes or tough perennials that give flowers in high Summer. Quite a list of suitable plants.

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