I am moving into a very neglected homestead. Here are the details in bullet form:
-Property is on a moderate hillside/slope
-House is at top, 3-stall small animal barn/stable at bottom of hill (used for horses in the past, maybe?)
-Barn was most recently used for hundreds of chickens--WAY too many--who were allowed to "free range" outside of barn, within electric fencing
-NO grass or organic growing matter exists inside the fencing, and it is in a slope. It is SOLID mud.
-We are approaching our last frost date soon, and I want to plant something as soon as possible
-Grass grows on other areas of the hill, just fine, but maybe a cover crop or something different is better
-Not sure what will be in that area long-term--I am still creating my permaculture map of the property, but I need to get something there, before the spring rains cause serious erosion
-The mud is really disgusting and unnatural, as the rest of the property has lush growth
Help! What should I plant?
I can post pictures, probably this coming week.....