Before major excavation, we are required to put in erosion control. The internet made it seem so easy, so with out brand-new-to-us-certified-pre-dented truck, we rented the largest trencher Home Depot carried and headed up to the land.
Here’s some stuff the internet says: http://soilerosiononline.com/article-permalink-65.html
And in an effort to have fewer miscommunications and be more effective together, Richard kindly sketched me some plans.
Basically, the bottom of the fabric of the silt fence needs to be about six inches down, the post needs to be pounded in below that, another 8 inches or so, and the whole thing needs to be tamped or pounded so the dirt is re-compacted holding the silt fence in place. Simple.
It did not go particularly smoothly, but we got it done.