b"Do not leave dozer cleat-mark lines up-n-down slopes. The cleat marks will start eroding upon first rain. These ruts originated from dozer cleat marks. p 25lankete roSioNC oNtrol P laNtiNgt iPS BS loPeS -P oNdS -B ermS roSione1. Chisel, rip, root plow, cultivate, till or otherwise loosen the front, top and back of dam 2-4'' deep. Make only one pass running sideways on the contour with implement. Use hand tiller if you can't handle a tractor. Do not run up and down the slope; unless using a dozer with steel tracks. Leave surface rough, as clods will help disperse rain drops. Put duals on tractor for severe slopes to stabilize the operation. Always think safety first!2. Spread about an inch layer of black compost over the ripped ground to help give seeds a boost. Lightly disc, only one pass on the contour running sideways.not up and down. Again, leave it rough. 3. Broadcast seeds. Use Dam Slope Mixover entire area. Add Wetland Fringe Mix & Drainfield Mix along the bottom 2 feet near the water's edge for color. Include Upper Slope Wildflowers 2ft above water line. 4. Do not leave dozer cleat-mark lines up-n-down that start eroding upon first rain, see ruts in photo.Keep dozer on site until the last passes are made going up and down the slopes. Using this approach will leave cleat marks running with the contour.Cleats could be used to press seeds in the dozer imprints. Use of net-free Erosion Control Blankets will help stop erosion, hold moisture, enhance germination and provide wind protection to seedlings. Pray for mild rains. No frog stranglers.22n ativEa MEricanS EEd 800 728 4043"