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4 Ways to Prevent Yard Erosion

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 9 November , 2016
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All of the hard work and investment you’ve put into getting your lawn looking just right can be easily washed away by erosion. In this article, we’ll share a few tips you can use to prevent Mother Nature from washing away your yard.

Plants Are A Powerful Weapon Against Erosion

Perhaps the easiest way to prevent your yard from eroding is to plant vegetation in the area prone to be affected. Trees and flowers work well and serve as a shield against elements that attack the soil.

The roots of the plants and trees actually stabilize the soil by anchoring it and soaking up the excess water.

Plants that grow horizontally work better than ones that grow vertically by blanketing the areas prone to erosion.

Mulch Is A Barrier That Will Absorb Water

In addition to protecting the root systems of your plants, trees and flower beds, a lawyer of mulch will actually help the ground absorb water.

Keep in mind that frequent mulching – at least once per year – will ensure that your mulch barrier is fresh. Mulch that’s been on the ground longer than a year will be more prone to losing its effectiveness.

Remember that thick layers of mulch can choke off the air circulation to plant roots and even larger trees.

Use Hardscaping Materials Prevent Erosion

Hardscaping materials like retaining walls, concrete, brick or stone can capture and redirect most storm runoff. The beauty of hardscaping is that you can use your creativity to really make your yard pop. For example, retaining walls can be made of boulders, logs or even fieldstone.

Direct the Flow of Debris

Just about every yard will experience some runoff during storms. The key is directing the flow of the debris so that it goes away from your property. Clear a path for the debris and runoff with materials like straw wattles or sandbags.

To Keep Your Yard Healthy and Lush, Call Juniper Landscaping in San Diego

For expert lawn care in San Diego, call us here at Juniper Landscaping, Our number is (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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