Seeding a hill

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mcdow, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. mcdow

    mcdow LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Posts: 93

    Looking for any advice on tilling and seeding a hill. I have installed numerous lawns but nothing with such an incline. Not sure how well a tractor with tiller will work. Any advice, tips or tricks would be appreciated.

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  2. mcdow

    mcdow LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Posts: 93

    Here is another angle

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  3. landscapedesignpros

    landscapedesignpros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    how steep is the slope? 2:1 3:1?
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,080

    With the way those washouts look I don't think I would till at all... Shape with an iron rake and cover with shredded straw and a high % of annual ryegrass...
    Only with the greatest luck will this be done in a one time shot... mowing is also going to be a problem so I would try to convince the client of something more sensible... :)
     
  5. mcdow

    mcdow LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Posts: 93

    Thanks for the replies. I would say at least a 2:1 rise. I told the they need some sort if stepped retaining way. They agreed but can't afford it this year, maybe in a couple of years. Just want to get grass on there now to help with runoff.
     
  6. landscapedesignpros

    landscapedesignpros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    if its 2:1 id seed it then mat it
     

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