Every property needs a decent amount of landscaping. But without soil, your landscape would look totally different – and probably barren, too. Despite what you may think, it is possible to treat soil erosion and keep it from becoming a bigger problem. Read on to find out how!
Determining the Extent of Soil Erosion
How much water runoff do you typically notice? Soil erosion is caused by running water carrying off sediment. Since this process happens so slowly and gradually, it is hard to spot what is going on at first. Walk around your property and look for unusual wet patches that shouldn’t be there. You should also be able to spot odd cracks in the soil that wouldn’t ordinarily be there. These cracks are caused by the soil moving out of place. Keep a close eye on the plants in your yard and dotting your landscape as a whole. If they are failing, then it’s a sign that soil erosion has become a problem. Erosion deprives the plants of nutrients that they need to thrive.
How to Treat It
It can be incredibly expensive to treat soil erosion. However, it’s not something you can ignore or put off. Certain plants can serve as anchors to hold the soil in place. Use mulch on all of your plant beds as well. Add it over areas with no plants as an extra precaution. Finally, consider using a retaining wall in your yard to help preserve your landscape.
Is It Actually Preventable?
Believe it or not, soil erosion is preventable. You will need expert opinions on the condition of your yard. You’ll probably also need to address any potential drainage issues that are present in your landscape, but that you don’t know exist yet – maybe your gutters are loose or damaged? Adding rocks to your landscape is another idea if you are unsure of what else you can do.
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