Slopes can be a challenge to landscape, especially if their alongside a road or in a prominent, high profile location.
The challenge: This site is high profile, right on the road (in Northport, Maine), but it’s also problematic being extremely steep and windy. The 45° angle was too dangerous to mow. We knew we needed to make a change: dig out the grass and put in something good-looking that’s also easy to take care of.
The solution: We planted 38 Flower Carpet Pink Supreme in a bed 72 feet long by 7 feet deep. The end result is so gorgeous – people driving by stop their cars: “What IS this — Where can I get it?” Our Flower Carpets Pink Supremes are totally easy – I don’t do anything for them except mulch. Nothing. And they don’t seem to need anything. I do nothing. And they bloom and bloom, early summer till hard frost. They’re still blooming past Thanksgiving into December. This is zone 5b remember. It takes a hard frost to stop them.
Bugs don’t like them either. We have a real problem with Japanese beetles here. My other roses will be covered with Japanese beetles but none go to the Flower Carpets (well, maybe a few but they look lost).
Flower Carpets are impervious to salt in both environments – salt air from the ocean or as road salt used on snow-covered roads.
The problem here was quite obvious – not an area that would be easy to mow or even maintain unless it was covered with a fast-growing, easy care plant.
The solution: the homeowner selected mixed varieties of Flower Carpet roses to cover this steep hillside and they’re now fully covering the slope, protecting it from erosion.
Bonus: Easy-care Flower Carpet roses only need to be cut back once a year with hedge clippers or electric trimmers, making them ideal for this difficult landscape situation.
The challenge: The landscape firm designing the entrance to Melbourne International Airport was looking for a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant that would still add plenty of color on the steep slopes adjacent to the airport.
The solution: Over 340 Flower Carpet Pink roses were planted at the entrance to the airport, greeting travelers with non-stop color for months on end.