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Mulching on an embankment

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by A1A Lawn Care, May 22, 2006.

  1. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    These people want mulch on this emabankment, and Im trying to come up with a solution. Im thinking of using a black or transparent netting to place over the mulch to hold it in place. Any thought or ideas would be appreciated.

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  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I can't really tell from the picture, but I've seen city crews put mulch on some pretty steep hills & it seemed to stay. I doubt they were using a weed barrier though.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    Ditch the mat and use stringy bark. The long shreddy bark find of locks itself up a biy. Weed mat acts like a slide.
  4. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Could not have said it any better!!!

    I just did 15000 square on a steep hill. Luckily there was a driveway that went up at an angle so it was easy to spread the mulch...just throw it out the sides with the pitch fork!
    Instead of useing landscape fabric I used preen!
  5. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    So if i ditch the weed block, can I use shedded hard wood mulch or only shredded bark. Basically she wants to know the best way to keep the weeds from coming up through the mulch. She is an older lady and can't weed that area. Thanks for your comments.
  6. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Well first of all if you get ALL of the weeds out of the area thats good...then use preen to prevent any new seeds(weeds) from growing. Assuming you have a license to put down chemicals commercially. Then put the Double ground hardwood dark mulch down on the garden bed.
  7. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    search for a product called "mulchgard" - it will solve your problem

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