Melissa K
Melissa K
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  • Blythewood, SC

More slope pics


These are from diff points on the slope as well as the steep one leading to the creek bed. I would like to keep the naturalization but want to know what trees to keep and how to open up the area so that it can flow with paths and perennials/bulbs.
A portion of the road we are cutting.  I had to rest for two days after this one.  I love the look, soft and dreamy when its sunny, but want to do more here.  This is looking down to the new-cut road.  The whole area is about 1/2 acre
A portion of the road we are cutting. I had to rest for two days after this one. I love the look, soft and dreamy when its sunny, but want to do more here. This is looking down to the new-cut road. The whole area is about 1/2 acre
This is the slope  looking towards the property line.  Want to clear this and plant tall shrubs here.
This is the slope looking towards the property line. Want to clear this and plant tall shrubs here.
Another portion of the road we cut.  See the piles of debris that need burning!
Another portion of the road we cut. See the piles of debris that need burning!
This is how the slope meets one of the landings. For now, we are cutting out the sapplings and raking the debris to the road line for a path
This is how the slope meets one of the landings. For now, we are cutting out the sapplings and raking the debris to the road line for a path
This area is nearest the area, but still unused closest to the house.  See the slope
This area is nearest the area, but still unused closest to the house. See the slope
This may not be telling the whole picture about the slope, but this is is steep!  Looking up
This may not be telling the whole picture about the slope, but this is is steep! Looking up
This is the portion I have not gotten to yet.  Is going to be the end of the road and is about to slope down to the creek bed.  There must be about five landings.
This is the portion I have not gotten to yet. Is going to be the end of the road and is about to slope down to the creek bed. There must be about five landings.

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  • Judy Grecco
    on Mar 11, 2014

    Once you clean up the fallen and broken limbs I think you will be surprised what will start to grow. Birds and little creatures will drop seeds and thing will begin to emerge, now that you have exposed the area to more light. I would not remove everything as some of the existing saplings may be interesting species you never knew about.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    on Apr 6, 2014

    Lovely area. I agree with curvy areas. Friend had a steep, sloped area, too. He cut into the slope and placed wide, flat stones for steps. Provided safety in going up and down the slope, and made it easier to access areas around them. They fit in with the natural surroundings. Every few years, he resets any which are not tipping back into the slope. If you clean an area well, a compact, shade-tolerant plant called Creeping Jenny with little yellow flowers is a good ground cover to prevent erosion. It adds interest here and there, will fill in the space fairly quickly, and is quite successful in keeping saplings, weeds, etc. from emerging. I have it in my yard to hide an ugly, shaded pit. I keep weeds, etc. out until it gets established. For the brush clippings, you could find an isolated spot to put them. Nature will decompose them in time.

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