Mulch type - Knowledgebase Question

plymouth, MN
Question by vjc
July 25, 2007
I have a fairly steep slope on the south side of my yard. What type of mulch will stay in place the best?

Answer from NGA
July 25, 2007


I'd think in terms of an evergreen groundcover for a permanent solution to slowing or stopping soil erosion. If you simply want to mulch the area, you can use a heavy material such as 1-2" river rocks or bark nuggets. After installing the mulch, tamp it down with a lawn roller to make a dense layer that is somewhat interlocked. If you don't walk on the area, the mulch should stay in place.

Good luck with your landscape.

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