What to do to prevent erosion

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnranger44, May 14, 2005.

  1. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    We are bidding on a job with two steep banks that are currently covered with dead evergreens. The soil is very rocky and not very plant friendly. The lady wants us to tear out the evergreens and plant something else in there. Should we put topsoil down after we tear the evergreens out? What should we plant in there? I was thinking ivy, but another thing is what would prevent the soil from eroding away when we get a good rain?

    Another idea i had was to put topsoil down, plant some bushes, then put stones on top of that instead of mulch. Would this solve the erosion problem?

    Please, someone point me in the right direction! :waving:
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    crown veg its the best for erosion iv found
  3. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    try weaver express blower service they have a website talk to Keith and tell him I sent you trust me they have the fix for you.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Creeping rosemary loves rocky soil,but can look kinda shaggy after 5 yrs or so.There are alot you could use if your give more info about site and zone.
  5. knuckles

    knuckles LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    try pinelandsnursery.com, click erosion control tab, they have all kinds of good stuff

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