Suitable ground cover for a septic mound

Asked April 2, 2018, 12:45 PM EDT

Currently the mound is covered with a type of grass which needs to be mowed or it is ugly. I am looking for a ground cover. Gurney's has ground cover "Botanical Name; Euonymus fortunei var. 'Coloratus' which would appear to be good ground cover for a mound. The mound is full sun, clay and sand. I would appreciate your opinion on this item. Thanks for your help. Janice Munt

Chisago County Minnesota landscaping around septic areas

1 Response

I can’t recommend it because it is very invasive. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a420 https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/wintercreeper.xml I recommend considering Gro low sumac http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=f180 Check out the fact sheet as well for other planting ideas. https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/landscaping-septic-systems/