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Hi folks,

I've got this side yard (photo link below) on a slope where water has been washing top soil away for a year or so. There is only dried thatch now. I made some terrace-like rows using a shovel, hoping this would collect enough water to get some new grass seed going.

So far the openings are catching the water. Think it has a chance of working?

LR&T

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Hi folks,

I've got this side yard (photo link below) on a slope where water has been washing top soil away for a year or so. There is only dried thatch now. I made some terrace-like rows using a shovel, hoping this would collect enough water to get some new grass seed going.

So far the openings are catching the water. Think it has a chance of working?

LR&T

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5533/prrh.jpg

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I forgot to say.... this area still has a little Bermuda grass. I did not want to damage the roots any more than necessary, so I just pushed the shovel down about 4 inch and then levered it back just enough to leave a 1/2-inch or so V-shaped trench for the water to have a place to soak.

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Hi folks,

I've got this side yard (photo link below) on a slope where water has
been washing top soil away for a year or so. There is only dried
thatch now. I made some terrace-like rows using a shovel, hoping
this would collect enough water to get some new grass seed going.

So far the openings are catching the water. Think it has a chance
of working?

LR&T

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5533/prrh.jpg

===

I forgot to say.... this area still has a little Bermuda grass. I
did not want to damage the roots any more than necessary, so I just
pushed the shovel down about 4 inch and then levered it back just
enough to leave a 1/2-inch or so V-shaped trench for the water to
have a place to soak.


I'd just plant fresh seed, and water it until there was a good layer of grass to
hold the soil in place. Then keep it fertilized and watered so it doesn't fail
again. Or, plant a more locally durable ground cover.




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