What can I plant on a pretty sharp slope to stop erosion?

We just moved to Huntsville, TX and I don’t know what kind of ground cover plant to use that can survive the heat and sun and the strange red dirt! We had to build up the land for a garage foundation and the rain is already eroding it! Anybody have a good idea to share?

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  • Jennifer Jennifer on Mar 10, 2018
    There are several varieties of ajuga or bugleweed that work well for me here in Alabama. It is in the mint family but doesn’t go as crazy as mint. If you put a border around it you can contain it better. I have grown it in sunny and shady spot. Look it up and see what you think. Also, I like sedums bec they are pretty and not to hard to grow. Both of the plants are ground covers. If you’re looking for something larger than that, l would consider a juniper. Hope this is a little helpful.

  • Theresa Theresa on Mar 10, 2018
    Monkey grass grows well in Texas.
  • Connie Quine Connie Quine on Mar 11, 2018
    I live in Texas too, and we have crab grass that we can't kill and can't get rid of unless we dig it up with roots and all. Makes a good ground cover, though, and would be perfect on a slope.
  • Leisa Yeager Leisa Yeager on Mar 11, 2018
    Phlox loves sun and comes back every year, multiplies in size yearly too...gorgeous colors to choose from...
  • Betty Betty on Mar 11, 2018
    Phlox and Jupiter is also my choice .I have plod on my slope now .hard to keep weeds out .does multiple and very pretty .comes back every year .
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 11, 2018
    Check on line for information as to what you require and you will note the plants that will thrive in your planting Zone. Anything you plant will require a lot of water until it is fully established. You could maybe rig up a soaker hose for that area starting at the top of the slope and running it across.
  • SusieQ SusieQ on Mar 11, 2018
    Asian ivy would be my choice. I live in Tyler,Tx. Also I have fig ivy on a retaining wall which would also work on a slope
  • JE JE on Mar 11, 2018
  • Barbara Weaver Barbara Weaver on May 31, 2021

    Beverage holder to stick 8n dirt or sand

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