Putting sod on hill?I

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fastlane, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I did search. found good link from Kirbyslawn on how to do job.
    Have questions. This is a patch job in lawn, bank 5' high 40' long.
    about 35degree slope. How should I remove grass ,turn soil, too
    steep for tiller? Could I run sod up and down instead of across?Where do I get staples to hold sod? How much time ?
  2. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    200 sq feet? Who's cutting the 35 degree slope after the lawn is installed? Keep in mind when you water the sod in, the water will hit the grade below and run out under the sod and down the walk/drive/bed, etc. at the bottom of the slope. What about ground cover?

    Anyhow... we buy sod staples from our sod supplier. Don't recall what we pay for them. Don't need them that often.
  3. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    I must be looking at steeper slopes too offen a 35o slope isn't too bad (greater than 1-1) :)
    Besides it's only 5' wide, just till it , rake it and sod, check with your seed supplier on the staples (they carry erosion control blanket)

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