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Mar 19, 2018 12:15 AM CST
Name: Slick Rick
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I have a walkway at the top of my driveway but it's on a slope so it washes mud into my driveway. What is a cheap way to fix this issue?
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Mar 19, 2018 4:42 AM CST
Name: Sharon Ward
Southern NM/NC (Zone 7a)
Hi SR. Find a gardening neighbor with some form of groundcover to share and plant around the steps and along the driveway edge. It takes time to establish but really dresses up the landscape. I have the same problem with my driveway as well and plan on doing this. Good luck!
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Mar 19, 2018 1:55 PM CST
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Or get some interlocking brick from the Big Box store and build some little retaining walls.
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Mar 20, 2018 4:18 PM CST
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Covering with mulch would put a stop to it, but I would add it in conjunction with timbers or bricks around the edges because it will take a few rains for the mulch to "set" in place. If the first couple rains are really hard, the mulch would flow away too. Use at least enough to cover your view of the soil, up to several inches thick. This will also help prevent as many wind-blown weed seeds from being able to germinate, and soon start to change the soil so that it is much more moderate in terms of water, not soggy when wet, or drying as quickly as bare areas, as well as improving the drainage and fertility.
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Mar 20, 2018 6:28 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Slickrick87 said:I have a walkway at the top of my driveway but it's on a slope so it washes mud into my driveway. What is a cheap way to fix this issue?
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As dangerous as it is, I am assuming there used to be more there than is there now.
Where the stepped wall is now raise that to the lop level all the way to the entrance.
Run a short wall, on the right side of the landing back to stepped, sidewalk, or what ever that is and then make another corner blend it into the hill.
Then raise the level of the soil, then put in steps as steep as you feel comfortable with.
It is as easy as that unless you have problems the picture does not show.
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Mar 20, 2018 7:09 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I'd plant that area heavily with some sort of perennial ground cover that would look nice and prevent erosion. You could still have a walkway from the driveway to the gate. A couple for consideration:
Asiatic Jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum)
Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty')
Monkey Grass (Liriope muscari)
Shore Juniper (Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Blue Pacific')

Here's a list I found of Georgia ground covers for consideration: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/ex...
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Mar 20, 2018 10:09 PM CST
Name: Slick Rick
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Thank you all very much for the help and support. I will give updates as I proceed
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