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Salt-tolerant grass or ground cover question

We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, which has a decorative circle in the center, with a couple of trees and a few bushes. In the winter, snow from the street gets piled deeply on the circle, and of course has lots of salt in the snow. This prevents much more than a few weeds growing there. In the past, our neighborhood homeowners have covered the open areas with mulch, but the mulch breaks down and has to be replaced every couple of years, which is quite expensive.

Is there some kind of salt-tolerant, low-maintenance grass or other ground cover that would be suitable to plant there.? It is relatively difficult, but not impossible to water this area and the soil is quite sandy. The area is Wilton, NY, just outside Saratoga Springs. Thanks.

Re: Salt-tolerant grass or ground cover question

Google "salt tolerant plants" and see what you come up with.

I remember a story about a person who lived at the end of a cul-de-sac. The person at the entrance to the cul-de-sac was trying to collect money from each homeowner for plants in the small island at the entrance. But when the person who lived at the end of the cul-de-sac asked: what about plants for the small island near the end? she replied: I don't care about the end, I live at the first house at the entrance...

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