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ground cover for sandy soil

Posted by GSchoenfeld z6 ny, (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 18, 05 at 16:28

I just bought a house on Coney Island, 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, with a long, narrow backyard, 20' x 50'. The soil is extremely sandy and exposed to bright sunlight most of the day; the only shade is from two wooden fences, 6' high, on both sides of the property. I am planning to put a flagstone patio and path down, and am also looking for a good groundcover that will take hold in these conditions. I would also like to put down a number of other beautiful plants and am looking for ideas about what might flourish in these somewhat unusual conditions. If you have any suggestions, I would be very, very grateful.

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RE: ground cover for sandy soil

ideal conditions for creeping thyme.

RE: ground cover for sandy soil

I have similar conditions, just a lot warmer in the summer!
I don't have any suggestions, other than to ask your county's cooperative extension. They know what plants work best for your conditions. I know I've received invaluable help from mine.
I bet though, you could grow ornamental grasses successfully. We have to be careful which ones we grow down here because they can get invasive.

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