View Full Version : The best way to sod a steep, but small bank

05-05-2011, 08:23 AM
I have a client that has a gorgeous stand of grass, but a small 2'X25' steep bank that goes down to a sidewalk that has soil erosion. I'm trying to think of the best way to add some soil, plus keep the sod in place and have a successful rooting of the sod. Any suggestions? The only thing I can think is to pack some soil under the sod and then stake the sod down.

I've tried to suggest ground ivy or a retaining wall and they don't like the look and it's in a historical section of Richmond, VA where they are trying to match the neighborhood

05-05-2011, 01:37 PM
That's what I was going to suggest.

Just a curiosity thought....does the historical society have a list of
acceptable plant materials that can be used?

Can you redirect the water flow from the top? A French drain or hidden drain opening going into pvc?

05-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Hello, I came across this product called "GrassGrid" Perhaps you can get some ideas from their website. I'm not suggesting to use storm fence, but perhaps a geogrid like
they use in retaining wall building might work for you once it is secured to the hillside and you pin the turf to it?