How to keep mulch from running downhill.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Keeper57, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Around these parts we can get red cedar mulch that will hold on that hill. It has a lot of finer particles that don't float away like hardwood mulch will.
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  2. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,387

    This isn't an end all solution but it does help greatly if you don't want to go the full route and cost of edging. And even with edging you run the risk of pooling and having an overflow issue if the rain was fast and heavy enough. Upstream where you see you have a drain problem place a half dozen or so decorative rocks. We have used AR fieldstone but I guess that would vary on locale. Then do the same towards the end of the run. It will slow the speed of the washout and save some of your mulch. And I think it looks nice too. Make sure gutter downspouts arent also dumping into the mulched bed area. If it is try running a drain extension away from the downspout out of the bed area. My $ .02
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