Return to the Iowa Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Need ground cover that is winter hardy

Posted by clayimaginations Iowa (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 20, 06 at 23:52

I just moved to a new house and it sits on 100' x 100' lot, huge and I don't want to mow. I don't "play" outside so it would get little foot traffic.

I live in Grundy County, the richest soil in Iowa according to the DNR. My neighbor dug a basement and never hit clay, so the plants will have good soil and we get regular rains for our crops. I don't mind watering the ground cover to get it started but I don't want to spend all summer at it.

The ground cover will be in full sun for part of the day as the sun rises and falls across plot with the house giving little shade.

Any experts out there got any ideas?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Need ground cover that is winter hardy

  • Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 24, 06 at 16:47

Vinca minor, pachysandra, various sedums come to mind.
You planning on the whole thing ....100 by 100 in ground cover???
Linda C


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Iowa Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here