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What Plants Can I Use To Cover Old Brick Planters On A Steep Hillside?

Zone Germany | lisagray516 added on March 16, 2020 | Answered

Hi, we bought a house last year and have rows upon rows of planters in our backyard. Our first spring we attempted planting flowers but we cannot maintain the work and maintenance of removing the weeds between and within the planters. Are there any plants or ground covering flowers that would work will in these planters for suffocating the weeds? We are not gardeners by any means so are looking for something low maintenance. Our neighbors have used ivy which is something we have considered but we are also interested in other options. Thank you for your help.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 16, 2020

From my limited research, it would appear that your climate will resemble our zone 8, or may not even get that low! This will open up to many possibilities that you can choose from.

Here are some articles that will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/grains/cover-crops/cover-crops-for-weed-control.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/planting-flowers-to-deter-weeds.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/zone-8-ground-cover.htm

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