Soil is important to the health and growth of your grass, trees, flowers, and shrubs. It holds vital water and nutrients around the roots. You want to avoid soil erosion at all costs. But how? Read on to find out how these landscaping experts avoid soil erosion.
Arthur Reeves, Founder of GardenTroop.
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1. Stabilize Your Soil By Mulching
Mulching helps your soil to conserve moisture while curbing the erosion losses. You can use rocks, gravel, leaves, wood chips, or shredded bark as mulch. Mulch any bare soil, especially space between your plants. Doing so will not only feed your soil but also minimize evaporation.
2. Know Where To Water
Plant the same plants together. For example, plant cacti together away from water-loving plants like Lily of the Valley and Rose Mallow. Planting them together will allow you to provide the right amount of water to the same group of flowers or shrubs. Doing so will help you prevent erosion due to overwatering while conserving water.
3. Control Water Flow With Plant Catchments
If you want to control water erosion, the best thing to do is catch it. Create low points in your garden. You can stone or even dig small canals to direct water towards these low points. Doing so will help you control the flow of water while preventing polluting canals.
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