Shady, hilly side yard erosion.

Asked May 10, 2020, 2:56 PM EDT

We moved into a house 2 years ago and have erosion on one side of our house. It is shady and we are looking for ideas on how to change th landscaping to correct this.

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

You will want to plant things that have deep roots and can tolerate shade. For example a frequent shade plant, Hosta, has very shallow roots. Small shrubs or trees could work. Mulching will also help hold the soil in place.. The following website gives our recommendations. A soil test would also help to determine what will grow well. See: https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/gardening-shade. Also see: http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/