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Crown Vetch, anyone use this yet?

Posted by internetkat01 Ohio (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 25, 06 at 11:59

I have a hill that is 45 degrees and hard to mow. I am thinking of trying crown vetch. Has anyone used these seeds and had any luck. Good or bad responses greatly appreciated. I just need a rapid growing ground cover that will smother my grass perferably but I have yet to find anything successful. Now I am at the point of killing my grass and digging up and planting this seed but if I don't have to dig up my grass that would be wonderful. Thank you and have a great day.

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RE: Crown Vetch, anyone use this yet?

  • Posted by nancyd 5/Rochester, NY (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 25, 06 at 8:35

I think this would do it. To some people this is a scourge, but for your purposes it will work. I used to grow a patch of this and it was as tough as nails. You should kill the existing grass first though. Any seed would have a hard time getting established through grass. English Ivy would be another alternative. It's pretty tough and grows quickly. I'd start with transplants though.

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