Have eroding hillside - requesting suggestions

Hello,
I have a hillside lot in a semi-rural setting (SW Ohio area) that is eroding rather rapidly. Does anyone have a suggestion of a low-maintenance plant that would slow or stop erosion while being resistant to pollution from the adjacent highway? Low-maintenance 'cuz I don't live there and can't drive 50 miles every week to mow & etc.
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Whichever plant you choose, I would suggest laying down an erosion control blanket first, then planting through the blanket. Curlex is one brand name that woks well, as well as various other jutte fiber types of blankets. This will stabilize the soil while the plants root in. Dave

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On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 12:01:21 GMT, "David J Bockman"

OK, thanks. I always wondered what 'jute matting' was for. I ( and my soon to be non-eroding hillside) thank you all.
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Crown Vetch is what the highway departments use. Any kind of cover is going to help. Try a contractor mix of grass seed to get some coverage before winter.
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Used to see a lot of crown vetch along highways. In my experience it gives way to other vegetation but initial use seems to keep down erosion. Frank
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There's a perennial legume called birdsfoot trefoil that is great for erosion prevention. The highway department frequently seeds it on disturbed, construction areas, and it produces a splash of bright yellow flowers that is attractive. It isn't as tall as crown vetch, which I consider a plus. It has attributes for wildlife that you might like.
Check out this site: http://www.wildlifeseeds.com/info/trefoil.html or do you own Google search.
John
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joe user wrote:

Daylilies, shasta daisies, monarda will all fit the bilol.
Chris Owens
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