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O.T. Storm shelter landscaping ideas

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05-14-2012 10:43:59

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Just had an inground storm shelter put it for the wife (and me LOL). Two weeks before our wedding, she went through the Joplin tornado and is terrified of them now. Now I'm wondering how to contain the dirt pile around it and possible make it look good and be easy to manage. What kind of landscaping ideas have you all tried? Any pics would be appreciated.

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05-14-2012 11:01:10

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 Re: O.T. Storm shelter landscaping ideas in reply to teaching science, 05-14-2012 10:43:59  
We used to plant various ground covers on our munitions storage revetments. Look at landscaping ground covers for steep slopes, My favorite was ice plant but I'm not sure you can grow that in Mo. I don't have any digital pictures as my bomb days were pre-digital and some areas were classified and no pictures were allowed. How steep or high is your shelter? Can you mow it? or is it to steep to mow? How about Strawberries? Conventioneer ground covers periwinkle, vinica, snow on the mountain, walk on me plant or other ground covers. Get a Burpee Burgess or Jung's nursery catalog's they'll give you some ideas.

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