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Have some erosion issues

Sydenstricker Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lake county ohio
I have some erosion issues. The lawn I put in last year in October has a slight hill in the back and the water from the neighbor's lawn just runs down and washes it all out. I need to fix this, but just want any help from you guys/girls as how to fix it properly. Thanks, Tom

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jreiff

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MN
Where is the water coming from at the neighbor's??? Gutters, try turning them. Or like Mike said burying drain tile and have a pop up at the bottom of the hill.

Have any pictures of the neighbor's house?
 
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Sydenstricker Landscaping

Sydenstricker Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lake county ohio
The homeowner does not want any drainage put into their lawn, due to the neighbor's house is lower than theirs and it would all shoot into their lawn, so not so much. I was thinking just put some gravel into it and then soil, and netting on top to help hold it all in. The water is comming from the top of the hill and just shooting down through all the surrounding people's lawns
 

gammon landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
east tennessee
well just bring in a little dirt fill the ditches try to compact it some. seed and use some straw blankets. use lots of stakes. then take some straw bales and use them to direct the water around the patch. when the grass comes in good remove the straw bales and patch this back. it won't look the best with the bales in the yard for a few weeks but it will work
 

JRSlawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Akron, Ohio
Looks like there was a drainage problem before you got there I would tell them the problem and charge them to fix it. By the way the lawn looks like it came in a little patchy did you drill the seed or just brodcast it? If I did a lawn and it came in like that my customer would be more upset with the patchy lawn then the drainage. Just my 2 cents
 
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Sydenstricker Landscaping

Sydenstricker Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lake county ohio
Looks like there was a drainage problem before you got there I would tell them the problem and charge them to fix it. By the way the lawn looks like it came in a little patchy did you drill the seed or just brodcast it? If I did a lawn and it came in like that my customer would be more upset with the patchy lawn then the drainage. Just my 2 cents
There was a slight drainage problem before hand. But it is my friend's uncle, so he could care less. The front came in beautifully as he was cutting it in 3 weeks after we did it. The only reason why the back is so patchy is due to the excessive rain we got in the fall last year and washed alot of it out. But we will be redoing it soon enough so it will be all lush and green and thick!!!
 
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Sydenstricker Landscaping

Sydenstricker Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lake county ohio
We actually put 3 inches of soil over the existing dirt, which was mostly 100% pure rock solid clay. I finally figured alot of the problem out the last time I was there. The neighbors uphill from them had their landscapers do their lawn and they buried the drain grate in the yard with soil, seed and straw. So I unburied it and hopefully that will help alot with the water run off issue
 
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