2 Methods Of Erosion Control

If you are having problems with soil erosion on your property, there are a lot of things that you can do to help keep the soil where it belongs instead of all over the neighbor's property, in the stream, or wherever else it might end up landing. 

Erosion Control Nets

There are actually fine mesh nets that you can put over the areas where you are worried about erosion. The erosion control nets may also be called erosion control cloth or mats because they can be that finely woven. You just need to peg those down over the area, and it will help to keep the soil from washing or blowing away. You can use them in combination with other erosion control methods because using more than one method at a time can give you a better solution than you might get just using one. 


Another thing that you can try is putting some kind of vegetation down in the area. It doesn't matter if you are going to use grass, wildflowers, or ground cover, the roots of the plants are going to help anchor the soil and keep it from washing away. You want to make sure that you are using something that grows relatively quickly so that it can start to act as an anchor as soon as possible.

There are various ways that you can place the vegetation in the area. For example, if it is on a steep hill, you can look into something like hydroseeding. That involves blowing a slurry of seed, mulch, and dye onto the hillside. As the slurry dries, it will help to anchor the soil until the plants start to grow. You can use those grasses or other plants as part of a multi-step erosion control planting program. If you plant the quick-growing smaller plants to start to anchor the upper levels of soil, then you can add in slower-growing plants that are going to have a larger root system that can help to anchor larger spaces. A long-term erosion control plan will probably work best for you, but you have to make sure that you start it out with something quick and easy. 

If you are worried about erosion on your property, there are various things that you can do to help control it. You can use just one thing, or you could come up with a combination of methods that will work best for you. 

Contact a company like Holleman Hydroseeding & Erosion Control LLC for more information.