Asked on May 20, 2017

Need good idea to stop erosion at foundation base

Deanna NassarShirley Heikkinen


Bought small home. Yard slopes steeply. What's best way to plant flower bed that will help stop errosion
2 answers
  • Shirley Heikkinen
    on May 20, 2017

    Choose plants that have fairly deep roots, put a concrete border around the flower bed.
  • Deanna Nassar
    on May 21, 2017

    Clear and dig the area where you want the flower bed. My grandparents then placed 2X4's around the outer edge and held in place with small stakes. These beds usually had larger flowers that came from roots similar to iris, glads, and similar perenials. Rose and other bushes also make good erosion breaks. Also some running type of ground cover like Phlox. Very slow growing. Quicker is something called Basket of Gold but may go under another name. I recommend a trip to online nurseries. They usually list all plants by type, zone, sun requirements. Try Burpee, Parks, Michigan Bulb. All are .com's.
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