View Full Version : need some ideas

05-12-2012, 12:05 PM
i have a client that wants me to but some bark mulch on a hill(no sure of the degree but steep, what would the best way to get it to stay,

they had it done once before years ago and it has all gone to the bottom


05-13-2012, 09:19 AM
We had a discussion about this a little while back. I think there is some product out there that can help make the much stick, but I can't imagine it working too well. In such a situation, I would think you'd probably want to suggest another option.

Do you have any pictures of the area, I'd love to see what you are working on.

05-14-2012, 12:59 AM
thanks for the reply, i will get some pics up tomorrow nite,


05-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Depending on the size of the area, maybe you could use some terracing to level out certain spots on the hillside for planting and mulching purposes?

05-16-2012, 11:40 PM
hey here are those pics i was talking about,

the is isnt that big just steep


05-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Do you think you could sell them on some kind of retaining wall to lessen the angle?


Apex Lawn & Landscape
05-17-2012, 05:55 PM
You can use Chicken wire that comes in rolls. On more steep hillsides I use the Orange construction fencing you can buy at your local supplier. Hope this helps.

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05-17-2012, 07:22 PM
what about pine straw? I've never used it but i heard it stays well on hills although it doesn't have the same look as mulch. Has anyone used this before? just thought i would throw that out there.

05-18-2012, 11:09 PM
hey here are those pics i was talking about,

the is isnt that big just steep


You should place a wall around the perimeter of the slope, then fill it with dirt, make it level with the rest of the lawn lol.

Then you can jump right into the neighbors yard!!!


In all seriousness, that fence has to come down. Replace it with a simple retaining wall, then install the fence up higher. Good luck, mission impossible.