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i have an area near the edge of my lawn that the neighbor has piled about 2 ft tall mound of mixed creekrock/sand/and broken concrete slabs. i would like to cover this with some type of groundcover or rock garden type of plants. any suggestions? ( i am a very inexperienced gardener)
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Thanks for writing. If there's a lot of debris in the soil that'll make it tough to plant and there aren't nearby fences, walls, trees, etc., you might consider vines to grow as groundcover. They'll be able to cover exposed slabs of concrete, etc. that traditional groundcovers are unable to grow over.

If you're interested in trying this, some good vines to consider include sweet autumn clematis, hardy passionflower, and Virginia creeper. Or, you could also grow vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, or cucumbers.

Good luck! I hope this helps!

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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