ground cover on a hill

I have a pretty steep hill on the side of my yard. The ground is washing away and the grass with it. I thought about applying ground cover but am afraid it will wash away as well. I had the idea of applying chicken wire to the ground prior to planting the ground cover. Do you think that will help? If not, do you have any other suggestions?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

I don't think chicken wire will help this tough erosion problem. Let me recommend that you use the services of a professional landscaper to help you solve your dilemma. If even grass is washing away, you may need terracing or some other form of permanent erosion control.

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