Mountain out of a mole hill... just for fun!

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Mountain out of a mole hill... just for fun!

Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:43 pm

I wanted to make a model of Mt. Fuji for my garden. So, after finding a suitable boulder, I constructed a base out of dirt, placed the rock, and filled and sculpted the rest of the mountain with mulch and dirt. I have a mulch pile (pictured) which is inhabited by moles, voles and various other critters. So ... I can honestly say that I made a mountain out of a mole hill! lol!

Does anyone have suggestions for types of ground covers to grow on this to help prevent erosion? I am Zone 7a in the foothills of the Virginia Piedmont...

Thanks!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:02 pm

Local moss Todd.
Later.
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Post  drgonzo on Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:38 pm

If that location is as exposed as it looks you would want to consider something that would be more sun tolerant then moss.

I have grown elfin thyme and creeping thyme as ground covers both are nice as they stay tight to the ground, spread via runners, and will make little (usually blue) flowers. Both enjoy sun.

You can also try Sagina subulata (irish moss) which will add a texture contrast to the Thyme, tolerates sun and has little (usually white) flowers. Both of these perennials are usually available in the spring at box stores and cheap enough that you can buy a bunch and they'll fill in quickly.

-Jay

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:29 am

Thanks guys!

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