If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or it is often windy, this wind and rain can carry away some of the soil from one or more areas on the land. This is known as soil erosion. Once this happens the soil loses nutrients and you would have problems planting grass or any type of vegetation in these areas. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent soil erosion, four of which are listed below:
Plant Mixed Crops
Planting a variety of crops in the areas can help prevent soil erosion. This is because the roots from the plants all form together and strengthen the soil, helping it to remain intact. You must plant rows of crop close together for this to work well.
If you do not want to plant crops, plant a row of bushes or trees. This can give you even more protection as the roots of these two things are much larger when compared to crops.
Add Green Manure
Along with the cover crops, you can add green manure. This manure is placed over the soil around the crops to help add nutrients to the soil and prevent weeds from growing. These nutrients will help your cover crops stay healthy, so they can do the job they are meant to do.
You can purchase green manure at most garden centers. If you have problems finding it contact a landscape contractor in your area.
Another type of soil erosion prevention is using mulch. With this, a thick layer of something like leaves, straw, and grass are placed over the soil. This not only prevents soil erosion but also blocks the sun from the soil so weeds will not grow. You will need to keep an eye on the mulch, however, and replace it when it wears away.
Build a Retaining Wall
Another option you have is building a retaining wall around the area of soil erosion. This will prevent water from running off to other areas of the land. This can be very effective, and you can use the retaining wall as a part of your landscaping. For example, you can plant climbing vines or roses by the retaining wall or set pots of flowers over the top of the wall. If you choose this, hire a contractor to install the retaining wall for you. This is because there are building codes and requirements you must meet.
Talk with a soil erosion contractor like Specialty Construction Supply about this information. They can give you much more detail and tell you other methods they can use for this problem.Share
1 December 2017
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