First time home owners that just moved from Baltimore MD to Memphis TN - a 1950s house on a lake - at a loss on several parts of the yard!
One section in particular is a fairly steep dirt hillside. The soil seems to stay hard and dry even after a lot of rain. We also have soil erosion to consider...
there are large old trees along the property line, but it still gets plenty of sun (all day) facing South. The trees drop those spiky little seed pods everywhere too (lesson learned: one can "roll" down a hill when tramping on these...)
Unfortunately I'm not a fan of junipers (sorry!) and grass seed doesn't seem to "stick".
The link below is the better side of the yard, but you can see the beginnings of the dirt patch area (the picture really doesn't show the "bad" part).
Any ideas for other ways to improve a dirt hill? I'm considering a rock garden type adventure to tie into the little wall the last owners left behind, but not sure if that's going to do much for the erosion...
Any suggestions until I can snap a better photo to show?
Here is a link that might be useful: Hint of Hillside