What to do with this rocky hillside???

suzsyard(Z6 KY USA)April 5, 2006

As many of you deal with in this area this section of my yard is red clay/rocks, rocks, and more rocks.

Any suggestion what to plant on this slope that will live and cut down on the erosion?

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You have real problem. I would go to a local nursery nd talk to them about it. I suspect they will suggest some kind of really tough grass such as fescue 31. You have a lot of hard work ahead of you either with a tractor or a roto tiller. Since it is a hill, I would not dig very deep or the whole thing will wash down. I would think that something like Fescue 31 ( I think thats right) would do the job.

I would rake it down sow the seed and straw it and then keep it wet until the grass comes up.

I don't envy you.


    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 9:03PM
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kydaylilylady(z6 KY)

What about taking all those rocks, building a raised bed and filling it with good dirt? You could either plant flowers or just have grassy terraces?


    Bookmark   April 17, 2006 at 11:03AM
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MarthaLouis(z6 Lou,KY)

Hey Suz...If you don't want to do it with grass, Lily of the Valley would sure take care of the problem, very fragrant and spreds quickly. I have it around my pond for erosion. I could even send you some starts. Daylilies, I even have a succulent, can't remember the name of it, it is in the sedum family blooms with littly yellow stars in spring. It grows everywhere, can be invasive but easy to pull out. I could send starts of that also. Just let me know if you would like some. Martha in Louisville, KY

    Bookmark   April 19, 2006 at 2:50PM
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