Landscaping after Mudslide... please help
We moved to this house in 2009. In 2011 we had mudslide on the hill behind our house. On a March morning we woke to find the hill had slipped several feet toward the deck and over a few weeks time the hill moved about eight feet closer and was touching the deck.
We hired an excavator friend to remove the mud/green clay from the seepage/spring. We installed a French drain to carry away new water from the seepage after future rains (which has been working well).
I placed two empty oil drums into the left side of the field, filled with black dirt and punctured their bottoms to allow drainage. Then we put down fabric and covered it with 1.5" - 4" rock 3 - 5' deep. Afterwards we also put a couple pieces of limestone rock on the field.
Truth be told, life got busy and we have not done anything since covering it with rock, but now beautifying this area will be a priority this summer. I would love to erect a stone wall but feel the foundation soil is too unstable for that to be a long term solution. Tool-wise we have a track loader at our disposal. Would prefer to do the labor ourselves.
I will post a series of pictures. The slip is half moon shaped, approx 40' wide and maybe 30' uphill to the farthest reach.