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Groundcover for clay in full sun in New England?

Posted by HippoKat (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 14, 14 at 19:32

I have a tricky yard -- heavy clay, full sun. I want to get away from grass since the whole neighborhood has a big grub problem. I am looking for a no-maintenance ground cover that will look ok even if neglected. Thanks!


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RE: Groundcover for clay in full sun in New England?

HippoKat, not sure as to your climate zone, though would have thought ground cover conifers such as Juniperus horizontalis Glauca & other prostrate conifers would be suitable.
Especially if you added some course sand to the soil to get the plants started?
allan


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RE: Groundcover for clay in full sun in New England?

I'm currently experimenting with replacing some of my turf with Veronica prostrata. It's dense, beautiful and evergreen. I wouldn't play football on it, but I think it would hold up under mild traffic.


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