Landscape erosion can cause your landscape to be unhealthy and not look as visually pleasing as it should. Landscape erosion is a problem in the warmer months just as much as it during colder seasons. Fortunately for you, there are some precautions that you can take as a landscape owner to prevent landscape erosion during fall and winter. Today, we’re going to discuss what they are and what causes landscape erosion in the first place.
What are the Top Causes of Landscape Erosion During Fall and Winter?
Water is the leading cause of soil erosion. Topsoil that’s not protected will loosen. As a result, water runoff happens. Strong winds can blow away topsoil when it’s unprotected.
What Can You Do to Prevent Soil Erosion?
- Know the Type of Soil You Have– To understand this, you grab a piece of soil and squeeze it. If it molds, that’s an indicator of it being clay soil. If it crumbles automatically, then this is sandy soil. If it’s a combination of both, then you have loam soil. It’s vital to know this so that you can gain a better understanding of how to prevent landscape erosion. Since we’re a professional landscaping company, we can help you understand the soil and climate of your landscape.
- Retaining Walls– Retaining walls help protect against soil erosion because they fight water runoff. It will keep water and nutrients where they need to be.
- Mulching – When you apply mulch to your land, it helps to retain moisture as well as helping grass and plants grow. It stabilizes soil temporarily, and with proper application, your landscape will stay in place for a few days at a time. Depending on how much of an incline there is, you may have to apply mulch regularly. Leaves, straws, and wood chips are excellent mulching materials.
- Erosion Control Blankets– Erosion control blankets are mats that you can place onto steep slopes that will not only stop soil erosion from happening, but it will keep the soil stable as well. You can anchor the blankets into your landscape if you want a long-term fix to soil erosion.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.