Plants for a sandy ditch
We have recently moved to NC from IL so I am just getting up to speed on the local natives and growing conditions.
My current dilemma... what to plant in our ditch. Right now it is just whatever has happened to take root. A lot of grasses and other weeds.
The ditch will get a lot of water flow at times as we get about 80" of rain a year here, and is almost pure sand but is only a few feet deep. It is in full sun. They do salt here in the winter but we are out in the sticks, so it won't be often or heavy and will likely be washed away from all the precipitation. Our soil is also acid, with rhodies, blueberries and holly growing wild.
Would love to hear any suggestions... I've been trying to do some research, but mostly what I am finding are woodland plants native to our area.
My ultimate goal is not to have to use our weedwacker to clean the area up and to provide something for our abundant wildlife.