I have a bank of length nine metres down the slope that has been covered largely in bramble. I am removing the bramble over this spring and summer and intend to grass the slope this autumn. The surface of the slope is clay. I estimate the slope to be approximately 45 degrees. The slope faces South
My questions are;
Do I need to spread topsoil on the slope and if so how deep a layer and how do I prevent the topsoil washing down the slope in heavy rain and when applying essential watering What will be the best specification for the grass seed and again how do I retain the seed in position in heavy rain.
Should I spread the seed first and cover with topsoil to also eliminate the risk of birds feeding on the seed.
- 18 Jun, 2011