Erosion – Good Plants For Ground Cover

Q: We are clearing some property and need to control erosion. What would be a good ground cover that the deer and wildlife would benefit from?

A: There are several plants that deer and other animals find attractive that are perennial. Alfalfa, clover, vetch and sericea lespedeza would fill your needs. One of the best things you can do before planting is to have the soil tested and add lime if needed. Go to for details. I have information on appropriate plants for wildlife at

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