What can I do with my slanted area that won't grow grass?

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I'd say landscaping but it's a slanted area that won't grow grass, has some moss but I want to do something to make it look better. Take into fact I have joint issues and don't have any gardening skills. What do you suggest?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 21, 2018
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  • Stan Kline Stan Kline on Apr 21, 2018
    Try pachysandra if it isn't sunny
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 21, 2018
    Maybe - Artificial Grass - or Have it Terraced with paths or Plant Trees .......
  • Sedum, creeping thyme, ice plant. All great groundcover that take a beating, thrive in drought and neglect and require literally no care.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 21, 2018
    You could put vines in, but keep in mind that they are very invasive and can be a tripping hazard if you walk on it. Why won't grass grow? If it's because of the hill and everything running off of it, you could have sod installed with huge staple looking spikes until it takes root. That really works, we live in an area that floods with a good rain storm and my neighbors sod floated away and ours didn't.
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    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 21, 2018
      You could have garden blocks installed in terraces. Depending on how high, maybe two or three levels. Then find shade loving shrubs and perennials. You local nursery should be able to help you with choosing the ones that will grow best. Also take notice to the wild flowers that grow along the side of the road. They may work for you, too. There are plenty of shrubs and flowers that will do just fine in shaded areas.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 21, 2018
    Ivy grows with little care and looks well on a slope. It will grow in the shade or partial sun.If you have moss, that means the ground is partly to all shade and the ground holds moisture.
  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 21, 2018
    Moss indicates poor drainage and possibly too much plant material from dead grass or leaves. You can kill the moss with Lily Miller Moss Out, then rake up the dead moss when it turns black. I would check what local ground covers grow under your conditions that you like and plant that. Then I would rent a aerating machine to improve drainage, and then plant your ground cover.
    I would definitely not plant ivy, very invasive and a nightmare to get rid of, kills trees.... horrible.
  • Kim Compo Kim Compo on Apr 21, 2018
    I have dragged the thing behind the lawn mower a few times over the years, the Thatcher?, just gets dust from that area. Maybe I'll just get glow in the dark colored stones and put plants in an old wheelbarrow??
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