Steep Slope

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Henry, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Customer has a retaining wall on a hill to provide space for inground pool. At the bottom of the wall there is a ledge about 2ft. wide tapreing to 1ft. then it dops down a steep slope of bare dirt. At the bottom is swale to prevent run-off from going to the neighbor whose house sits lower.

    Any ideas on preventing the slope from washing away? Since it faces away from the backyard they aren't too concerned about looks but it is visible as you drive up to the house (end of cul-de-sac).
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    More retaining wall?

    Might help with a picture (sorry brain is dead tonight)

    Lots of other material is avalible just wondering what your looking for?
  3. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    If they're not to concerned on looks, try 4"=8" cobbles. Also have had good luck with sod, just pin it and tell them to mow by hand:)
  4. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Paul, do you ever use shot-rock or rip-rap along stream banks?I've seen it done around here and it seems to work.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    If there is sun, how about using a juniper ground cover .. they usually work well to help stop erosion. and will eventually blanket the slope and be pretty much maint free .. Just an idea..
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    Problem we have with shot rock or rip-rap is weed growth around the rocks even with fabric.

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