Looking for suggestions on ground cover for septic mound

sephira(z3 MN)February 18, 2009

Looking for suggestions on ground cover planting for septic mound. I want something that will disguise the harsh, artificial look. That something has to be non-poisonous to horses should it spread beyond the mound, and it would be nice if it didn't tempt deer to prance around all over on it.

I am also looking into a medium-height, minimal spread hedge for the north side so the winter snows blowing across the open field settle on the mound for insulation, instead of blowing across it and scouring it bare

This hedge, besides serving a winter snow fence, will also serve as the property line, and hopefully make the deer (and stray neighborhood livestock) detour the long way around.

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A few suggestions for a groundcover, but I don't know about the toxicity to horses:

Comptonia--Sweet Fern
Gro-low Fragrant Sumac
Juniper-many low growing, spreading varieties

For the hedge, I would consider some of the upright, narrow growing Junipers if you want evergreen.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 8:56AM
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cheri_mn_524(zone4 -MN)

Great growing ground covers
Vinca vine-perennial
creeping jenny
woodland poopie, yellow taller but reseeds great
perennial violas-reseeds great
perennial aster grow thick for a hedge and in winter the stocks stay.. the purple one grows best.
A friens of mine has alot of different plants on her septic mound and it looks great...

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 2:43PM
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(heeheeehee! "woodland poopie")

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 12:35PM
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