Low-Maintenance Plants For Steep Hills

Planting on Hill

Q: I have a very steep hill, thirty feet high and one hundred feet long next to my flat lawn. What are some low-maintenance plants that would give it a wild, natural look? 

A: In the words of Yogi Berra, “You can observe a lot by just watching.” You need to drive around Dahlonega and note the plants used for situations like yours. If you can manage the yearly cutback in January, maiden grass is an option. Vines like Carolina jasmine or crossvine can be trained to spread over a large area. I’ve collected other plant options for consideration on a steep bank at bit.ly/GAgroundcover.

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