Hillside landscaping – Ivy spreads by sending vines. The vines have shoots that rooted in the ground or grasp and climb trellises, trees and buildings. Most varieties prefer damp ivy and shaded places for them to provide adequate ground cover in shady hillsides. The plants quickly cover the hill, which helps to minimize erosion because the roots hold the soil in place on the hillside. Ivies are evergreen vines, so remain attractive, regardless of the season.
Hillside landscaping, remove the existing vegetation on the slope before sowing. Even the low vegetation with a power tiller and remove debris such as broken limbs, which can detract from the bed of ivy. Lay network jute erosion on the hillside to prevent soil from washing away before Ivy sets. Anchor the mesh in place with stakes U-shaped garden Jute breaks down as ivy states.
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Ground ivy transplants at the same depth they were in their pots. Space plants 12-18 inches apart in all directions. Closer spacing covers the hillside landscaping within a year, while a wider spacing can take up to two years to cover the hill entirely. Water ivy immediately after transplantation so is evenly moist soil to a depth of 6 inches. Water once a week during cold weather and even twice a week during hot, dry weather.