What's your question? Ask


Q.Berm Plants and Cover Products

Anonymous added on September 24, 2012 | Answered

Please guide us for correct steps, plants and ground cover to use for berms we want to plant. The area in mind is on the north side of our house. We are Zone 5b, southeast Colorado. Currently we have two rows of Pinon trees on north edge of grass, east side is wide open to alfalfa field, west side is basically open too. South side is the house, space is about 40 feet north to south and 100 feet east to west. We’ll be replacing the grass at some point in this area, but for now we want interest and plantings. Never made a berm, have wild bermuda infringing on the grassy area we have and HOPE to stop this. Sure don’t want it up in the berm, so steps to prevent this is a MUST as well. We have one 2 year old red maple located on east end and also on the west end of grass edge. Otherwise, no trees to block light.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 25, 2012

Nearly anything you want can be planted in the berm, as long as it's suited to your area and specific growing conditions. I would recommend pouring boiling water on the areas where the bermuda grass was growing. Boiling water will kill whatever it comes in contact with.

The following articles should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/creating-and-using-berms-in-the-landscape.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert