Anyone know how to keep the mulch blown off by wind or washed down by
rain? I have a yard with 60 or above degree of angle. Whatever placed
on the landscape fabric, like bark or nuggets mulches are blow away by
wind or washed down by rain and revealing the underneath fabric. Is
there any spray glue to apply on the fabric or over the mulch after
installed? Rock mulch is expensive in our area and so its out of
Appreciate any help
A 60% slope? I find that somewhat hard to believe. However, if it's very
steeply sloped, you might consider revamping your ideas about the design to
focus on erosion control. What is it you wish to plant there, or what have
you already planted there?
On such a slope, the mulch should be held in place with jute
netting over it, anchored with wire hooks that look like giant
hairpins. After the mulch and jute are in place, you then plant a
deep-rooting ground cover right through the netting. Don't cut the
jute to plant; just push the strands apart.
As the ground cover grows and covers the slope, the jute will rot
away. Thus, you need to select a mulch that -- unanchored -- will
work well with the ground cover without sliding away. I would
recommend something that decomposes with the jute, leaving a medium
in which the ground cover will spread and root.
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