EROSION CONTROL

Erosion Control Services

When you take a little bit of time to protect soil and manage erosion in your yard there are big returns. Not only will soil stay where you want it, but you’ll use less water. Your garden will also look tidy, and plants will flourish.

The first step to managing erosion is to identify places where it may occur. Look to slopes, hillsides, paths of water after it rains, and places you’re actively watering. If you see exposed roots, runnels, puddles, or mud splashing up on surfaces there are a few easy steps you can take to stop erosion in its tracks.

Managing Erosion

The basics of erosion control revolve around two simple principles:

  1. Stabilize soil
  2. Target where and how you water

When looking for ways to stabilize soil, first consider working with nature. If your yard is steep and hilly, terracing may be in order. However, some of the best solutions are often less labor intensive. Consider our mulching services for exposed soil surfaces, overseeding your lawn, and strategically placing plants.

Your lawn should be a balance between adequate vegetation, while managing erosion issues. Doing one helps the other aspect to succeed. Plants need to have enough soil to thrive, while at the same time the plants help to keep the soil from washing away.

Growing ground covers and other perennials will hold soil in place naturally. If you’re in an especially wet part of the country or working with clay soils, adding a rain garden is not only helpful but beautiful.

Proper erosion control adds curb appeal to your home or commercial property. Proper landscaping adds a lot of value and visual appeal to a property, while protecting the soil and managing drainage.

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