View Full Version : mulch and weed block for natives

03-06-2006, 12:53 PM
We recently removed some Algerian ivy and would like to put down some weed block fabric and mulch or whatever is best to prevent the ivy from coming back as well as promote the growth of the natives we plan to plant. The area is along the front and side of our house, faces southwest, and is a a fairly steep slope of around 45 degrees. It is approximately 12 feet wide by 70 feet long. I was thinking of a landscape fabric (not plastic) and shredded redwood (bark may slide off the slope). We live in Walnut Creek.

Any suggestions on what materials to use or natives to plant to stabilize the hillside would be very helpful. Thank you.