The landscaping around your property makes up a big part of how well your entire home and yard look and makes an impact on the property value. But when your property and its soil are exposed to wind, rain, and traffic that causes erosion, you need to apply some different measures to control erosion. Here are some recommendations to help you take care of your yard's landscaping with the right maintenance of the vegetation and soil.
Use Mulch and Vegetation
Mulch applied to your soil can maximize your soil's protection from erosion through wind and rain. And you can apply a protective hydro-mulch layer onto your soil, which keeps the soil in place. This system of mulch application gives you an even layer that dries onto the soil so it remains in place, even if your soil's slope is steep and prone to settling.
You can hire a professional to spray hydro-mulch onto your soil, which is combined in a mixture of vegetation seed, wood mulch fibre and water sprayed over the soil. This mixture will dry onto the soil's slope as the water evaporates, leaving behind the hard shell of mulch and vegetation seeds. Then, as the vegetation sprouts, it will take root into the soil and begin growing. The roots of the vegetation will take over in the landscaping's erosion control and provide you with an established slope of attractive vegetation.
As another option to control soil erosion, you can apply a growth treatment to the soil, which is applied as a slurry mixture of water, lawn seed, fertilizers, wood fibres, and colouring. This landscaping treatment covers the soil in a hard shell once it drives in place, then as you irrigate the covering, your lawn will sprout and take root in the soil.
You can also install a loose mulch covering over your landscaped bedding areas. Mulch made of wood chips, bark, or another type of woody materials covers the soil and protects it while the mulch breaks down through the natural decomposition process. Mulch covering is attractive as well as provides a barrier to hold moisture in the soil and block out the entrance of weed seeds to keep your landscaping free of weed crowding and overgrowth.
Use Gravel Covering
Rock and gravel coverings may not be the first option you think of when you are looking for an erosion control material, but it is weather resilient and attractive for your property. Rock makes a great covering when you need a dust control covering for your driveway, roadway, or parking area. Installed angular gravel that is compacted into place will give you a solid surface and remains in place despite regular traffic.
Talk to a landscaping company to learn more about erosion control products, including Felxterra growth medium.