erosion help

Asked March 19, 2019, 11:57 AM EDT

we have a gentle slope from our driveway down to the lawn. It's about 20' wide & 35' long. we use a slate path in the center to walk on. This winter the rains have denuded all grass & all we have left is weeds. The area is part sun/shade. I do not want to put in steps as the riding mower is used here when needed. Wondering about sod or any ideas. Thanks for help

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Are you set on having a lawn in this particular area or would you consider other types of groundcovers? Perennial plants with deep root systems can help to stabilize a slope, prevent soil erosion, and reduce your need for mowing/lawn maintenance.
Take a look at this publication for some plant options that can be used for stabilizing slopes. https://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Documents/tip3.pdf

Here also is information on reducing erosion and runoff. https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/426/426-722/426-722.pdf

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