Soil erosion is a very damaging and annoying process that occurs when large amounts of water rapidly wash across the soil and begin to take the nutrient rich topsoil with it. This not only makes it difficult for plants to survive and grow, but it can also wear away the land and cause problems for homes and yards that are built on hills, problems such as stability issues. Listed below are three ways of dealing with hillside soil erosion.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of dealing with soil erosion is the use of mulch. Mulch can help you deal with erosion by protecting the topsoil underneath it from being washed away by torrents of water. In addition, the mulch will help retain moisture for longer, which can help your plants become healthier.
However, you will not really be able to use any type of mulch on a hillside as most types of mulch are actually lightweight and can often be washed away if they are placed on a hillside. In that situation, you will want to consider utilizing a
Erosion Control Blanket
Another option that can help you deal with hillside erosion is an erosion control blanket. These blankets are typically made out of a lightweight material, such as straw, that is woven into place with synthetic fibers.
The blanket is then pinned into place at the top of the hill and by neighboring erosion control blankets to prevent them from being washed or blown away. These blankets work by slowing the rush of water down the hillside enough that water can seep through the straw of the blanket and reach the underlying soil and plants.
Finally, you can also utilize
Contact an erosion control specialist or landscaping service to discuss your options for limiting erosion on a hillside on your property. Hillside erosion control options can include heavy varieties of mulch, erosion control blankets, and