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Erosion Control Vegetation Guide


Here at Demex, we know that it takes a comprehensive approach to Erosion Control to protect the shoreline. As we start warming up for the summer months, we encourage you to take a look at the best Erosion Control Vegetation for Zone 6! We have even included our Dog Safe stamp of approval to make choosing the right vegetation nice and simple!


Landscaping is an easy and affordable step you can take today to mitigate erosion. One of our favorite views from the barge is seeing a mature vegetation landscape complimenting one of our armor stone revetments!


Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)



  • Plant type: Flower

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-10

  • Foliage: Evergreen

  • Bloom time: Late summer

  • Sunlight needs: Full sun to partial shade

  • Soil preferences: Clay, loam, sand, acidic to neutral, well-drained

  • Water needs: Medium; prefers moist soils

  • Mature height: 1-2 feet

  • Not Recommended for homes with pets



Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)




  • Plant type: Low-growing shrub

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9

  • Foliage: Needled evergreen

  • Bloom time: Non-flowering

  • Sunlight needs: Full sun

  • Soil preferences: Rocky, sandy, well-drained soils

  • Water needs: Low to medium; prefers dry to medium moisture

  • Mature height: Up to 1.5 feet






Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)





  • Plant type: Flower

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9

  • Foliage: Evergreen to semi-evergreen

  • Bloom time: Mid to late spring

  • Sunlight needs: Prefers full sun but tolerates dappled shade

  • Soil preferences: Well-drained, slightly alkaline, sandy, rocky, humus-rich soils

  • Water needs: Low; prefers dry soils

  • Mature height: 3-6 inches





Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)




  • Plant type: Shrubby, evergreen ground cover

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9

  • Foliage: Evergreen

  • Bloom time: Spring

  • Sunlight needs: Part shade to full shade

  • Soil preferences: Slightly acidic, high organic matter, well-drained, clay, loam, chalk, and sand

  • Water needs: Medium; prefers moist soils

  • Mature height: 8-12 inches





Ostrich fern (Onoclea struthiopteris)




  • Plant type: Fern

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7

  • Foliage: Deciduous

  • Bloom time: Non-flowering

  • Sunlight needs: Part to full shade

  • Soil preferences: Clay, loam, sand, well-drained

  • Water needs: Medium to high; prefers consistently moist soil, tolerates wet soils

  • Mature height: 3-6 feet






Periwinkle (Vinca minor)



  • Plant type: Flowering ground cover

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9

  • Foliage: Evergreen

  • Bloom time: Mid-spring to early summer

  • Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

  • Soil preferences: Clay, loam, sand, well-drained

  • Water needs: Low to medium; prefers dry to medium moisture

  • Mature height: 3-6 inches

  • Not Recommended for homes with pets




Rockspray cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)




  • Plant type: Shrub

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-7

  • Foliage: Deciduous but semi-evergreen in its southern zones

  • Bloom time: Late spring

  • Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

  • Soil preferences: Clay, loam, sand, well-drained

  • Water needs: Low to medium; prefers dry to medium moisture

  • Mature height: 2-3 feet

  • Potential hazards: Foliage and fruits are not edible. May cause an upset stomach when ingested

  • Not Recommended for homes with pets




Spotted dead nettle (Lamium maculatum)




  • Plant type: Flowering ground cover

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8

  • Foliage: Semi-evergreen

  • Bloom time: Late spring to early summer

  • Sunlight needs: Part shade to full shade

  • Soil preferences: Humus-rich, clay, sand, loam, well-drained

  • Water needs: Medium; prefers moist soils

  • Mature height: 3-8 inches


 

Want the complete guide? Click the link below to download our Erosion Control Vegetation Guide.


Demex Marine Construction Erosion Control Vegetation Guide
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