plant suggestions for groundcover on a steep slope

Asked May 15, 2019, 3:04 PM EDT

My home sits on a small hill and I originally wanted to plant ivy to provide ground cover, manage erosion, and also limit maintenance needs. I understand, however, that ivy is an aggressive and invasive species. What do you suggest are the best plant(s) for this purpose?

Montgomery County Maryland plant selection groundcover

1 Response

Does your site have full sun? Shade?

Take a look at our list of recommended groundcovers for different types of situations. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/groundcover-list

This is also a good resource on alternatives to English ivy and plants recommended for different site conditions.
https://vnps.org/download/vnps/vnps_brochures/Alternatives-to-English-Ivy.pdf

Christa