Help with Steep Hill


Old 05-18-08, 09:18 AM
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Help with Steep Hill

I have a steep hill in the front of my house and having trouble getting the Bermuda to take hold. Any suggestions on landscaping the sloop of fixing the grass problem>
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Old 05-18-08, 01:35 PM
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Sodding would provide instant grass. Erosion control netting is available if seeding. There are also burlap seed blankets with landscape staples available. And, of course, you can always use straw. Hydroseeding is another option for seeding hills. Check with local nurseries and landscape suppliers.
Old 05-18-08, 02:52 PM
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Personally I wouldn't have grass on a steep hill if I could get out of it. If it's too steep to mow it's probably no picnic to weed eat either.

I know it's more expensive but I'd look into the different low growing plants available - that and mulch may make for a lot less work
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Old 05-19-08, 10:15 PM
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I'd go with the groundcover too. If it's that steep you won't have to worry about mowing. If you want the look of grass you could plant something like Ophiopogon japonicus ’Nana’ - dwarf mondo grass if you're in the correct hardiness zone.

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