We have lived in our lake house for 13yrs. During the first year we planted spreading juniper into a riprapped hillside along with barberry bushes. Last winter the beaver found our yard. They preceded to take away all of the juniper and two small crepe myrtle I need HELP....If we do not replant something into this hill we will loose all of the soil. A landscape person recommended lantana and saliva ~ I know that these have good root systems but their height is too much. We need something that is going to hug the ground more ~ we do not want to plant ivy or that type of ground cover because of the snakes and of course we have lots of deer. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.