A green lawn requires a lot of work and time. If you have a sloping yard, you face a high risk of soil erosion. Bioorganic erosion control includes affordable methods that are also very eco-friendly. These methods serve to reduce moisture loss, weed growth and soil temperature. Here are three ways you can prevent erosion on your sloped yard.
A sloping yard will lose its soil cover during the rainy season. Strong winds can also cause your yard to lose soil. Plants' roots hold the soil together and prevent erosion. The plants' leaves will also reduce the force with which water hits the ground. Use mulch to cover the exposed areas around the plants.
Mix shrubs, trees and flower bushes to make the yard more beautiful. Native plants are best because they can survive in your area. They often have roots that dig deep into the soil. They do not require special attention as they naturally fit into your local area.
One of the main reasons your sloping yard has gulleys is runoff. Poor drainage means the water will follow the slope of the land and carry everything in its path with it. Create diversions for the water so that it moves in a predetermined direction. This will protect your yard from soil erosion by runoff. Create natural drains in your yard. You can do this by digging along the slope or creating ditches to slow down the water. You can also use gutters and pipes. They are just as effective in controlling erosion.
Rye and clover serve a significant role in the control of soil erosion. Grasses send out roots to hold on to the topsoil. If you have bald patches on your lawn, you can use spray grass. Spray grass is a mixture of seed, fertilizer and hydro-mulch. After spraying it on the grass, you can use erosion control mats to ensure that rainwater does not sweep away the seed.
Use biodegradable mats. Manufacturers use coconut fibers, wood or straw to make them. By the time the grass sprouts, the erosion control mats will begin to biodegrade and provide fertiliser for your garden. The use of erosion control mats also ensures that soil holds moisture for longer. It will help you reduce the amount of water you use on your lawn.
Use the above soil erosion control methods to enhance the health of your lawn. A variety of plants on your lawn will also make it more aesthetically pleasing.