wayne fajkus wrote:Rye grass seed not an option? Where im at (texas), just scatter the seeds and it's up a week later. Needs water Of course.
Marco Banks wrote:I'm guessing that furniture blankets wouldn't be organic --- some sort of polyester/non-biodegradable fabric. If you could get a big box of cotton sweaters and stake them down, covered with a nice layer of mulch, that would all break down. :>)
Marco Banks wrote:Finally, thinking about the cumulative weight of the moisture in the soil—this is where things might get hairy. Saturated soil becomes tremendously heavy. Once it starts to move, look out. With no roots to keep it stable, a heavy rain storm will create a great deal of pressure as the soil becomes very saturated. It's one thing for the slope to erode as water rushes down over the surface creating gullies. It's quite another thing when you have a slope fail and tons of earth starts to move. Get out of the way.
Marco Banks wrote:What is the angle of the slope --- have you measured it? Perhaps there is a civil engineer reading this thread who could speak to the forces generated by heavy soil in relation to the degree of slope. Obviously, the steeper the slope, the greater the danger.