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Tips for Preventing Landscape Erosion

Landscape erosion occurs when topsoil moves from one area to the next.

What happens when a landscape erodes? It occurs when topsoil moves from one area to the next. While humans can cause landscape erosion, a lot of times, it happens naturally. These factors may include wind, water runoff, or may occur due to a gravitational pull, especially when your property has an incline or hills. If you take pride in your landscape, you want to make sure that your soil is fertile, fruitful, and not prone to erosion. Keep reading for some tips on how you can prevent your landscape from eroding.

Covering Your Soil Is Vital

Keeping your soil covered is vital due to the high chance of erosion occurring due to rain or wind. How do you provide coverage? You do so by adding plants, grass, and mulch to your landscape. Not only will your topsoil be much healthier but it adds to the beauty of your home.

Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a wall made from concrete, stone, or other materials. Soil hides behind the wall and helps with water runoff, flooding, and brings a focal point into view of your landscape. Tiered retaining walls are especially excellent for any home that has a slope. A retaining wall will also offset your garden, trees, or bushes.

Terracing Your Landscape

Terracing involves leveling off different sections of your landscape to create a flatter, more level surface. You want to make sure this into an area where your plants are so that when there is water runoff, the plants can soak up the nutrients.

Landscape Matting

You can apply a landscaping mat to your lawn to soak up, protect, or cover your damages soil. The great thing about a landscaping mat is that vegetation is still visible. With tiny holes poking through, the affected area still has access to sunshine and water. Some frown upon terracing because it’s slightly costly, but it’s one of the best things that you can do to protect your landscape.

Talk to the Professionals At Evergreen Gene’s

We’ve been one of the leading landscaping companies for over 60 years! We will do all of the hard work for you. We, the experts, will help to maintain your landscape so that you don’t have to stress. We also have a garden and nursery center in which you can visit. We’ll provide the advice that you need to have a standout landscape.


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.

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