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xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3


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Jo30-Mar-01 09:07 AM EST   
Linda30-Mar-01 03:03 PM EST   
leh30-Mar-01 03:37 PM EST   
jo31-Mar-01 01:02 AM EST   
Linda31-Mar-01 11:16 PM EST   


Subject: xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3
From: Jo
Zone:
Date: 30-Mar-01 09:07 AM EST

I have a steep east facing hill at the yard entrance that would probably be easiest to xeriscape as opposed to fighting to get anything else to grow there. I live in zone 3. Any suggestions?


Subject: RE: xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3
From: Linda
Zone:
Date: 30-Mar-01 03:03 PM EST

look for plant materials that grow similar to what is native to the area. Otherwise you need to tell us how big the area is. Sarah Williams has an excellent book out published by the UofS.


Subject: RE: xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3
From: leh
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Date: 30-Mar-01 03:37 PM EST

Sarah's excellent book is called Xeriscape. It's worth checking out. Gout weed would work if you are only using one plant type. Looks nice and you can mow it when it's established. Snow in summer would work. I mow it as well.


Subject: RE: xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3
From: jo
Zone:
Date: 31-Mar-01 01:02 AM EST

The area I plan on "xeriscaping" is quite big. I'm guessing when I say it is probably something like 100' long by 40' wide. Thanks for the recomedations on the book, I'll definitely look for it.


Subject: RE: xeriscape plants suitable for zone 3
From: Linda
Zone:
Date: 31-Mar-01 11:16 PM EST

I understand zone 3. The area is big enough to use a number of shrubs. Put the ones that need the most water at the top as they should catch the run off. Add junipers for winter interest. Closest to the yard look into groundcovers. Be very careful when using thugs like goutweed. If you change your mind they are hard to get rid of.

Cover the ground with a 4 in. layer of woodchips. This keeps weeds down and moisture in. These will need refreshed periodically. Feed the plants nitrogen as it will be low in the soil. The bark chips use it to decompose. Wood chips can often be found cheap by the truck load if you phone a pruning Co. with a chipper


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