Options instead of grass for a sunny slope

Any advice for planting on a slope? The "lawn" part of my lawn is 5 or six feet higher than street level, and this front part has about a 35-degree angle down to the sidewalk -which always makes mowing a challenge. I want to forget about grass completely there, and plant some flowers. I thought of just grabbing a perennial mix packet of seeds, tossing 'em down, and hope for the best, but I'd rather plan it a bit. My lawn faces south & gets full sun. Would I plant seeds, bulbs or plants there?
Submitted by nic27ct

Hi, Well personally I don't recommend tossing a wildflower mix on the hillside because then you don't know what to weed out and what to keep. I would consider planting a ground cover on the slope that doesn't require much maintenance. Keep in mind that if you turn this slope into a garden, you won't have to mow it anymore, but you will need to weed it. In your region, you have a wide selection of plants to choose from. I would go to our Plant Encyclopedia on this website and do an Advanced Search, plugging in your criteria so it gives you a customized plant list.


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