The house didn't come fully or even partially landscaped, and with all the rain that we've had over the past two weeks, the embankment at the back of the house is eroding. Grass is having a tough time taking hold, as the rain washes it out and our clay soil turns to a thick liquid when left unattended. I would love to put up a retaining wall at one end but that would require more money and expertise than we have at the moment. The most logical plan would be to plant some low-lying shrubs, grasses and flowering perennials to help secure the ground so that it doesn't wash out after a heavy rain storm. Here are some ideas:
|Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (we have this in the front already)|
|Blue Star Juniper - it has a soft, fluffy feel to it|
|Little Bluestem - I think I have this in the front too|
|Purple Fountain Grass|
I think a mixture of textures, heights (none above 3 feet), and colors will look lovely!