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planting on a steep slope!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by spin2098, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. spin2098

    spin2098 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have a bank that is about 60 feet wide by about 120 long that is bare. The embankment is full of shale and rock. I am going to put crown vetch in due to the fact that this area will erode easily. In Pennsylvania i believe it takes a couple seasons to really take off am i correct on this? What would be the best method of planting the vetch and should i mix in some rye with it as well? The company just wants cover on this hill.
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  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Roll out some curlex netting, its made of wood shavings, and alight plastic netting, about 1/2" thick, lets enough light through for germination, can be stapled into the hill, to control erosion, takes about 2 years to decompose, by that time, you won't see it, if the vetch is growing good.:waving:

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