Soil erosion can be a problem in wet and windy regions like the Pacific Northwest. Fortunately, there are several effective lawn erosion control tips home and business owners can keep in mind to keep erosion to a minimum.
1. Plant Native Trees and Shrubbery
As part of a hydroseeding preparation process, plant a tree or two and some shrubs or other deep-root plants around the lawn area. These deeper root systems firmly anchor the soil, helping hold it in place while the foliage shields the lawn from wind. Aim for native species because they can thrive in their natural surroundings with less human intervention.
Mulching should be a regular part of hydroseeded lawn maintenance. Use natural materials such as wood chips, pine needles or grass clippings purchased at your local hardware store in bulk quantity at low price. Aside from erosion control, ½-inch deep mulch is also effective as a weed control measure.
3. Plant a Garden
Even a small garden of plants with absorbent roots can absorb some excess water when soil is over-saturated and in danger of loosening and floating away. Addition of leafy plants also provides some windbreak protection on gusty days. Here are a few examples of plants with good moisture-absorbing abilities.
These Helpful Lawn Erosion Control Tips Aid Long-term Lawn Health
Good soil health is a prerequisite for successful hydroseeding results, so follow these erosion control tips for great lawn health. If you need further advice, or if you’re considering planting a new lawn or renovating an existing one, the pros at Nichols Hydroseeding are only a phone call away!
Lawn Erosion Control Tips in Olympia, Yelm, Puyallup & Throughout Thurston & Piece Counties
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