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Borrow Pit And Ditch Landscaping Ideas

Zone 59601 | topturf406 added on March 26, 2020 | Answered

I install sprinkler and irrigation systems for contractors, homeowners and commercial properties. One nuisance I have never seemed to find a solution for are the drainage ditches and borrow pits between a home/business and their bordering roads. i personally think rock looks bland and if you want it to not look bland it costs a fortune in product alone. also, you have to continually mitigate weeds. Grass on the other hand involves further irrigation needs as well as the mowing and trimming and difficulty a sloped ditch and narrow bottom present. I want to provide a reasonable option for someone but do not want to just try something and have it turn into a mess or "down-the-road" problem...I was exploring the idea of a ground cover like hen and chicks but that seems like a LOT for an entire length of ditch...i live in Helena, MT and so we have everything from 100 degree summers with LOTS of sun to -20 or worse with either dry high winds or feet of snow...and everything in between. Help!

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 27, 2020

There are, actually, quite a few plants that would do well in this situation! This article will offer some suggestions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-4/zone-4-ground-covers.htm

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