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slatecreek
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# Posted: 8 Sep 2020 20:16
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So our cabin is in the woods with some clearing around it meaning it gets a little sun light. Looking for some kind of low maintenance shady grass, cover etc that will grow for us. I graded it recently and its yellow clay sticky yellow clay when it rains. We have a paver path but tired of looking at clay and dirt looking for ideas. Too much area for mulch and leaves will cover some of it.

redneckpaul
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# Posted: 8 Sep 2020 22:10
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Bar Harbor juniper makes good ground cover. very low maintenance once established.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2020 00:24
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Vinca

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2020 07:16
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I like Liriope
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moneypitfeeder
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# Posted: 16 Oct 2020 17:19
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I vote for sweet woodruff, if you grab a handful and make bundles of it and place the bundles around the cabin they are said to repel mice once dried. It seems to have helped at our cabin.
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Brettny
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2020 06:16 - Edited by: Brettny
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We too have very sticky clay when you scrape off the topsoil. Right now we have wood chips around out place. After they break down to decent dirt and mix with the leaves I may plant something. I knew mud would be a problem and free wood chips was a quick easy fix but is working out so well I just keep getting more loads.

In my area wood chips are free, sometimes even delivery is free. Wood chips and mulch mean two different things here. Wood chips are right out of a commercial chipper. Mulch are wood chips that are reground and died. Usualy mulch is $30yr picked up.

Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2020 11:03
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I like snow on the mountain.

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