Fixing soil along new woodland driveway
A native plant enthusiast, I am building a home on a 7.6 acre lot in the NE GA mountains. As the driveway is being built now, I have to decide on how to mulch the driveway slopes to keep them from washing after it is completed. It's 700 feet in length, and with 2 sides for much of the route. The contractor's SOP would be to bring in a tank of hydroseeding, using the standard lovegrass solution. -- I'd like to know what my native alternatives are. I think I'd just as soon spray the slopes with wheat straw, let the autumn leaves cover the straw and get me through the winter, and let native plants seed in by wind and fowl in 2009. There would be more washes and rivulets of erosion than with lovegrass, but I would just stay on top of those as best I can. -- This is a crucial factor for me. There's not a single stem of privet, kudzu, english ivy, or microstegium on this lot. I'd like to keep it that way. Has anyone had experience with mass seeding an area with native wildflowers?