Asked on May 2, 2017

How can I keep my sloping backyard from washing away?

Cori WidenShannonJaney B.


4 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 2, 2017

    If you are not set on grass, try a groundcover. vinca, pachysandra, creeping phlox, creeping sedum
  • Janey B.
    on May 2, 2017

    Yes something bad to be planted to stop erosion. And you don't want something you have to weed once spring comes either.
  • Shannon
    on May 3, 2017

    I have the same issue. My hubby insists we need to build a retaining wall to stop the soil erosion. I have seen some folks who planted ground cover plants only to have the soil wash away downhill and then slowly the plants die. So I do think some type of retaining wall is the correct way to go but maybe it depends on how steep of a slope you have.
    • Rachel
      on May 3, 2017

      Thanks so much! I actually saw a post about using CROWNVETCH? I do t know where to get it yet but.... sounds promising.
  • Cori Widen
    on May 3, 2017

    I second the retaining wall - you should ask another question on Hometalk, I *know* that there are people here who have done it before. Good luck!!
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