The Florida landscape is largely flat, but in North Florida, you will find areas with rolling hills. If your North Florida yard slopes, planting it requires more than just sticking some plants in the ground. Florida's soil and climate present a few special problems and native grasses provide a perfect solution.
Planning Erosion Control
Florida's soil is largely sand, and on a slope, that can make erosion control challenging. If your slope is steep enough, you may consider terracing to not only stop erosion but to create usable space. If you want to simply plant the slope to stabilize the soil, native Florida grasses will do the job well.
Choosing Grasses for Sloping Yards
Grasses for a sloping yard must be drought resistant because water will naturally run down through the soil to its lowest point, not really sticking around so thirsty plants can get enough. Native grasses are used to living on what nature gives them, so they are attractive, functional and low-maintenance.
Florida's native grasses provide a simple, but beautiful way to achieve erosion control on a slope. Some possibilities are
Grasses are easy to care for once established, but it's best to let the pros do the planting to ensure proper soil preparation and spacing. Your locallandscape construction service contractor can recommend suitable Florida native grasses for your sloping site and install them properly so they stay in place and provide the erosion control you need.Share