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Planting ground covers on a steeply sloping bank can present some challenges for the gardener. It is important that soil erosion and encroaching weeds are dealt with from the beginning.
The best way to stay off these problems is to cover the bank with black plastic. Once your plastic is secure, cut holes in it and plant your ground covers. Next, slice numerous slits or holes into the plastic. This will allow ample moisture to penetrate into the soil. Finally, you should cover the plastic with a light mulch to keep the plastic from view. You should stay away from very heavy mulches as they will cause excessive heat to build up under the plastic.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|