Erosion Problem

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jbor, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. jbor

    jbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    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.
  2. 9ball1018

    9ball1018 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    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.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I 2nd this

    grade it so water will run away and put gravel in
  4. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    +3. Rock it and call it done.
  5. jbor

    jbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'll give it a try. Thanks for the input.
  6. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    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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