Errosion Problem

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by VickiAnn, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. VickiAnn

    VickiAnn LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to take care of this problem?

    Thank You,
    Vicki

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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see this happen to somebody almost every time some on restructures their lawn. Obviously a barrier of some sort is needed to catch and divert water. Hedges, perrenial beds, stone mulch, stone wall, or pampas grass to mention a few.

    Does the water continue to run beyond the gulley? or does it kind of level off and soak in after the drop off?
     
  3. VickiAnn

    VickiAnn LawnSite Member
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    Thank You for your response

    Yes it does continue to run off.

    Here is another picture.

    Vicki

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  4. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 152

    If the second picture is any indication of soil structure you have a difficult task ahead of you. Far too many stones in the bedding, tree shading... If you want to divert the water, a French drainage system.
     
  5. VickiAnn

    VickiAnn LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I was thinking that too.

    Vicki
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    The upside of having the stoney and sandy soil is that once you decide how to slow and/or divert the water it will soak in nicely.

    After the initial washout there doesn't seem to be much eroding across the grass. Perhaps a filling and levelling with good topsoil and some sod in the washout would work.
     

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