steap bank landscaping help washed out

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Ziob, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
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    hi guys...in connecticut got a steap bank that has washed out for a customer as their driveway is upon the top of the bank and the storm drain got clogged and all hell broke lose.......bank was covered with overgrown evergreen bushes that are mostly dead now.......drain repair is easy and releveling the slope and bush removal is easy........my question is if anyone has any ideas for some good shrubs/planting or other ideas that are low to medium cost to hold this bank back if you just mulch it half the mulch would just wash off its that steap probably 40 degree angle.
     
  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
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    thanks just trying to help these people out don't deal with retaining banks much.
     
  4. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    creeping juniper its an evergreen shub/ground cover when the stems touch the ground then it will root itself and it will spread over the entire slop
     
  5. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
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    something like that should work with mulch if they don't want anything fancy or for looks.......if they want something a little more decorative got any other ideas? i'm thinking probably use a ground cover like this with some small shrubs mixed in. main problem was the drain wasn't working so all the driveways water came right over the bank and washed it out......now have that fixied and going into a drywell so thats half the battle. now just holding the bank back a little and the mulch.
     
  6. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ground creepers such as junipers.
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  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto.

    Can you install any rocks or stones to help with erosion or is that out of the budget?
     
  8. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
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    maybe i'll try and post a pic of the bank i could put some stones there but it would kindo f look out of place.....were only fixing part of the bank the rest of the bank going horizontally had the same overgrown evergreen bushes but they aren't dead so their going to leave them....maybe plant those creeping junipers in rows on the hill with mulch around then and stick a few rhodos or small shrubs to mix it in.
     
  9. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
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    the junipers should cover the whole hill after a while idk if you going to wanna put any shubs between them they will fill in the whole hill if healthy and you wont even see any dirt or mulch when they fill in
     
  10. Ziob

    Ziob LawnSite Member
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    yeah just worried for right now keepign the bank back until they take hold......maybe i'll plant some close enough and they'll spread quickly.
     

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