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Difficult problem, would love your suggestions!

Posted by bluebirdmama none (My Page) on
Wed, May 4, 11 at 10:28

We live in a beautiful neighborhood with 1 to 3 acre lots. The drainage ditches are a problem for everyone! The ditch is very large and steep on our property. It is difficult and time consuming to mow, and a little dangerous. Also, it cannot be mowed in wet weather.

I want to kill all the grass (and weeds) by covering it with a pond liner (piece by piece), then plant something that will attract honey bees and butterflies (and will choke out weeds). It is easement, so I don't want to spend too much money on it. You never know what the county will decide to do.

What to plant??? Thanks you for your thoughtful answers.

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RE: Difficult problem, would love your suggestions!

Sorry, that's zone 7, North MS.

RE: Difficult problem, would love your suggestions!

  • Posted by jcalhoun 8b Mobile County AL (My Page) on
    Wed, May 4, 11 at 10:49

Do the ditches belong to the home owner, developer, HOA, or local government?

This will determine what legal course you can take.

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