sandy slope - Knowledgebase Question

Carver, Ma
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Question by jokelly11
July 15, 2010
What can I add to a sandy slope that washes down to the grass when it rains? I'm looking to mix something into the sand that will help keep it in place. It is a large area.

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2010
A thick groundcover will stop erosion, as will a covering of weed barrier fabric (you can cut holes in to to accommodate plants), or a thick, heavy mulch such as bark nuggets will keep rain off the slope and erosion will at least be slowed. If you decide to plant, work in some organic matter such as compost. It will help reduce erosion, control weeds, and feed the soil as it breaks down. Some plants to try might include spreading junipers, creeping thymes, and creeping phlox (Phlox subulata). Hope this helps!

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