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Pond with washed out banks

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CowboysLawnCare, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. CowboysLawnCare

    CowboysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I got a call from a HOA president the other day. In the subdivision, They have one pond out of 6 that is getting major washouts on the banks. They wanted me to spread the dirt on the banks enough to stop the eroding and plant some grass. I'm going to subcontract the work to a guy with a dozer. What would be the best to put down after everything is even. Should I put down sod or get it hydroseeded?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    You might be a little cautious on this job. If there is a city/county inspector involved they want thing done a certain way. If you get a big dozer in there and cut up a bunch of stuff then it will all have to be leveled and re-sodded immediately. This mean constant watering to get it established and that isn't easy when you are in the middle of the summer. We try to miminze any damage to the sod that is already established.
  3. CowboysLawnCare

    CowboysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Thats the thing, No grass "took", thats why it is getting washed out so bad. All of the other ponds in the Sub. don't have this problem. Thats why i need to get some grass growing quick after everything is level.
  4. CowboysLawnCare

    CowboysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Also, The bank is very steep. The water level won't be rising to the point where the back yards are level to the water. It has a bank about 10ft. long from the top to the water.
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    I would use some erosion blankets with seed built in it. I would factor reworking some of it in the bid. If it washes out before the seed is established they will want it redone.

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