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Good ground cover for Astoria #817002

Asked November 28, 2022, 7:14 PM EST

Hello! I live in Clatsop County, and I just purchased a house with a fairly large side yard that my partner & I would like to plant some ground cover in to bring it to life a bit. We’re looking for plants that are: 1. Zero maintenance, 2. Impossible to kill, 3. EXTREMELY deer-resistant - we have a family of deer in our neighborhood that absolutely buzzsawed their way through the Aster we tried to plant this year (just massacred most of them), and 4. Pretty. :) Some color would be nice! Do you folks have any ideas? Thanks! Brandon

Clatsop County Oregon

Expert Response

Thank you for your question, Brandon.  The plant that comes to mind is this one:  https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi
But you may find others you like better (or additionally) in this Extension article:  https://emswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/OSU-Deer-Resistant-Plants.pdf
I hope this helps.  Good luck!
Kristena LaMar Replied November 29, 2022, 11:38 AM EST

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