I have a very steep lawn that is treacherous to mow.

I would like ideas on how to change the landscape so it will not need to be mowed any longer.

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    • Mary Johaneman Mary Johaneman on May 24, 2018
      Thank you Janet for that link. At first glance, it seems it may be too big of an investment. I will scroll through more when I get a chance.

  • English ivy, half of my back yard is covered in it. That way I only need to clean up around the edges occasionally. Got tired of mountain climbing at an angle to mow!

  • Nonni Nonni on May 24, 2018
    I have a very steep hill in my back yard. So I can relate. I love the look of blue rug juniper draping over boulders like a waterfall. This is an evergreen which looks good in the winter as well as warm weather. It is low maintenance once established. You will need to mulch. You might want to get boulders and smaller rocks for a retaining wall. Its hard to know without pictures of your site and your location.

    • Mary Johaneman Mary Johaneman on May 24, 2018
      Yes, it probably would be helpful to have a retaining wall. I was thinking of placing some boulders there. I love the idea of the blue rug juniper. Will that do well if it is shaded? At the base of the hill is a large apple tree that does create a lot of shade.

  • Nonni Nonni on May 24, 2018
    They like full sun best, but will grow in part shade, just slower and probably won’t get as large. Perhaps the apple tree needs to be thinned which would provide more sun to everything below. Its good for apples too.

  • Mary Johaneman Mary Johaneman on May 25, 2018
    Thanks, you’re right! I just moved in a couple years ago and there’s a lot of things that have been let go. I appreciate your help