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Grading hill

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cooksjr537, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I have a hill that has been getting washed out do to rain. My question is do you take the time to grade the hill or maybe bring in dirt to fill the parts that are washed out. I looking at some ideas that way it want be so much of an angle that i can use a mower without flipping. Suggestions welcome.
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 803

    It depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to lay sod or seed it then yes you would need to add topsoil and get a fine grade. If it is to steep for a mower then you would need to put some ground cover on it. Which I would not worry about adding dirt. In my area we usually put junipers on steep hill sides. And let them grow together over time.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    If you could take some pics and post them it would help us determine a plan of action for you.

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