June 23, 2012

Straw improves the view, reduces erosion

I was happy with the work in our backyard, but all that exposed (if compacted) soil had the potential of rolling down the hill in a major rainstorm. Today I took care of that with four bales of straw.

Straw covers the slope.
Straw covers the slope.

It turns out that when a project requires adding chaos, like spreading straw, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old can be very very helpful!

Next up there: seeding with grass in some places and clover in the rest.

Posted by simon at June 23, 2012 7:27 PM in
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