I recently put in an informal stone patio and wanted to place a creeping ground spread between the gaps of the stone. We have tried white creeping thyme, which in one spot has prosepered and in others had died. I'm in SE PA and the heat has been brutal and most of the patio is exposed to sun for most of the day. My fiance is becoming increasingly frustrated as am i with the money spent on other GC's that have failed like the few sedums we tried that got toasted and aren't very appealing to the eye. Does anyone have a suggestion of something that is fast growing, hardy enough to take direct sun for most of the day and is somewhat resistant to drought? I can water the patio on a daily basis if need be, but would like something hardy for weekends when we are away. I'm contemplating just going with a golf grass at this point.
? #2 does any have a suggestion for a 6ftX60ft steep embankment that i can put some kind of groundspread on. It is by a busy road and i'd rather not have to weed wack it every week. Right now it is mostly crabgrass and weeds. anything that can choke out the weeds and take over the bank with ease of care? Very little shade as well.
Thanks for any help and sorry for the long post, but i need help!
PS-I've tried the GC forum and received little help there, hence the post here.