Gardeners who go the lawn route on a slope find out that it's no picnic having to tie a rope to the lawn mower handle. The slope discussion centers not only on the steepness of the land, the presence of sun or shade, the need for watering and the usefulness of plants with fibrous roots systems to counteract erosion, but also on what looks good. The gentle slope at the Miller Garden is a combination of color and form that fits well with the stone terrace and stairs. A slightly steeper…
Foot-Traffic-Friendly Groundcovers Compete well w/weeds & Stay relatively short w/o Mowing include: Mat-forming Creeping Thyme, Grasslike Blue Sedge (Carex Glauca), & Mounding Moss Phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).
Can't Wait For Spring? Make This Indoor Succulent Garden
Walk-on lawn substitutes - Chamomile groundcover forms a soft textured evergreen mat of aromatic leaves in bright, light green. Stems root as they spread, forming a solid cover. Small yellow flowers appear in summer.
Mulch Guide- Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens look more attractive. And more, it's inexpensive and easy to apply.