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Old 08-11-2013, 09:54 AM
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Erosion Problem

Hello. First time post here sorry for starting with a help request.

One side of my house is next to a drainage ditch and a small section of my side yard has a bad erosion problem. I have found the main cause which was related to the drainage of my gutter and fixed this but I need a suggestion for something that will grow there with basically full shade once I fill the area with soil.

The only caveat is that this area is directly in front of the opening to my shed so i will need to access the area with a mower. A picture showing the problem area is below:



Any ideas on what grass/weed or anything that would grow here in almost no direct sun and have enough of a root system to help hold the soil in place?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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Why not fill it in and put down some stone or loose rock. I just don't think it's worth planting anything for it to die.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:11 AM
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Why not fill it in and put down some stone or loose rock. I just don't think it's worth planting anything for it to die.
I 2nd this

grade it so water will run away and put gravel in
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:51 PM
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+3. Rock it and call it done.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:17 AM
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+3. Rock it and call it done.
I'll give it a try. Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:56 PM
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In my expirence, shade tolerant grass tend to not tolerate traffic very well. 2nd or 3rd or 5th the idea of stone for that area.
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