'Green' retaining wall- coir matting or similar
We have a steep slope on one side of the driveway, and for various reasons (buried electrics etc) we cannot dig it back any further, so we need to build a retaining wall for it. It is only a couple of feet high at the most, in some places less.
i am looking for ideas with which to retain it that will not eat into the already limited driveway space (read: an 8 point turn for hubby to get in at night). So if anybody has ideas that would be great- we have already ruled out anything that needs to be dug down (walls etc) due to aforementioned electrics being only a few cms below the surface. Yes, Mr Western Power thought his wand was malfunctioning!
One of the ideas we are currently toying with is for a coir/net mat pegged into the slope with creepers planted into it to stabilise the soil/ make it look less like a building project. Has anyone any experience of this? Where can you get the matting from as it only seems to be available in bulk?