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 lawns and turf groundcovers plant selection

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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