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fixing erosion in yard

Posted by bgaviator 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 2:30

not sure if this was the proper forum, but I have an area underneath a pear tree in my front yard that has a trench from erosion. The yard sits on top a hill and the yard slopes down and away. I'd really like to fix this so it's easier to mow around this area. It also looks like there is some mesh material near the trench/tree, but it looks kind of tore up....some type of geogrid maybe? What is my best cource of action? Thanks.

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Too me it appears the problem is not at the tree, but some distance above the tree, where the water is coming from. The reason I say this is there is a lot of water passing by the tree, moving fairly rapidly fast enough to cause the erosion.

I would look at the area where the water is coming from and determine what is funneling the water to the tree.

Once you understand the water flow in the area re-contour the ground to move the water down the slow in several places, and divert it down across and down the slope so it is not running so fast to erode the ground it is moving over.

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