Does a steep slope existing in your backyard currently bother you? Are you in need of landscape solutions Brisbane just to keep the soil in place? Definitely, there are options that you can use as ground cover. Not only that they grow quickly and are thick enough to choke weeds out but also can tolerate foot traffic without having the tendency of growing up into the bushes.
If the case happens to be that half of the slope is in the sun, with the other more in the shade, here are some things that you can consider applying.
Woody Ground Covers
With rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis prostratus) being able to handle both sun and some shade, planting it by trails is a great option. The only thing is that you won’t be able to walk on it for they can get woody.
Star jasmine (trachelospermum jasminoides) which is into light exposure, though it is not meant for foot traffic, can become very useful in covering the ground on your slope since it grows unpredictable, simply like of that tentacled growth.
The challenge would be the root growth of the mature shrubs and trees existing on your slope for they may interfere with your ability of making holes for planting, making it impossible to put containerised plants into the ground. Suggested means would be settling for dirt flats of ground cover.
With woody ground covers, their roots dug deeper into the ground which does better at holding erosion than lower-growing but more herbaceous ground cover alternatives.
Foliage Ground Covers
Considered an excellent ground cover, may it be in partial sun or for shade, sword fern (nephrolepis exaltata) is just one of the few plants that are commended for planting under pines. The reason for this is that it accepts falling pine needles in the middle of its fronds, with no complaints. Though they may look untidy after a few years, they can just be cut back to the ground letting them grow again like new.
Slightly similar to sword ferns but self-sows is sweet violet (viola odorata). They are also into partial shade and partial sun. They may disappear during the heat of summer but pops back when the temperature turns to cool down. They are very easy to grow with some considering them as weeds, but are unavailable in nursery trades.
Edible Ground Covers
There are some ground covers that can absorb occasional foot traffic and that are adaptable to some shade and extremely cold temperature. To name a few are catmint (nepeta faassenii), lemon balm (melissa officinalis), peppermint (mentha piperita), and spearmint (mentha spicata).
When it comes to ground covers, experiment first which grows best in your situation before finally embarking on an extensive slope planting project.
With its drought tolerance similar to that of cacti, plumeria trees are becoming popular in gardens. They can be best at providing shade for they just continually grow even when pruned.
With many alternatives available in the market of today, there are a lot of ways in providing landscape solutions Brisbane to different situations. For more inquiries regarding landscaping supplies, contact Labrador Landscape Supplies today!