Questions tagged [erosion-control]

Controlling soil erosion in a horticultural setting

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Is a Corten steel planter strong enough to be used as retaining wall?

My backyard is sloped with various boulders and retaining wall bricks used to create random terraces and slopes (I wouldn’t consider them terraces more like slopes). I am trying to remove retaining ...
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Drainage problem on sloping driveway

I have a driveway that has a slope. I have a flowerbed right next to the driveway that wraps around the front of the house. The slope causes water to stand after rain or water use and dirt runs onto ...
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Resolve soil erosion on steep bank

After purchasing a house and clearing the back section and have found soil erosion on a bank beneath some weed matting. How can I shore up this bank? I really don't want to build a retaining wall if ...
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Lawn substitutions for yard with active dogs

We have two active Collies and they are destroying the lawn. I don't like grass that much, and it's not holding up to the abuse, even though it's supposed to be a high traffic grass. They are not ...
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What plants/trees will help (or hinder) bind a river bank together?

Our garden border is defined by a steep bank about 4m high, into a small river - not quite a cliff but so steep you would struggle to climb it. The river bends into our border at one point which ...
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Getting grass to grow on top of hill, shady area with possible concrete

I am a relatively new homeowner. The back of our house has a carport with a deck above it, then the back yard has about a yard of flattish ground followed by a decent slope. We noticed that the grass ...
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What landscaping and erosion control ideas can I use on a hillside with sandy soil?

I am having problems with erosion and can not keep anything on it. I am looking for any ideas to help control this problem. I had a Landscaper come out to look at it and it will cost me up to $50,000 ...
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Are there some plant-based erosion control ground cover options for Pacific Northwest US?

Our driveway cuts through the side of a hill. The 'uphill' side in parts is at a perhaps 65 degree angle so steep, and there's a bit of erosion... enough to expose some tree roots. Ideally we'd use ...
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How can I control erosion and weeds on a rock retaining wall?

I live on a sloped lot in Utah (just north of Salt Lake City, USDA zone 7b) with several rock retaining walls (small boulders 3-5' in diameter). After hard rains I've noticed considerable dirt plumes ...
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How can I control erosion on a steep trail?

I have a trail about 10' wide going down a hill in the woods behind my house. This particular section has a ~10-15% grade. It receives regular foot, tractor, and log skidding (i.e. behind the tractor) ...
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What are some good plants to hold the edge of a cliff?

What sorts of plants are good at holding the edge of a cliff? I'd prefer to avoid planting tall things in order to still be able to see off of the cliff. The site is in hardiness zone 5 and is high ...