Landscaping Elements To Help Improve Soil Stability In Your Yard And Garden

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Landscaping Elements To Help Improve Soil Stability In Your Yard And Garden

15 January 2021
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Erosion is a problem that exists not only in the commercial industry, with soil loss around construction areas and farmlands, but it is also a problem for you as a homeowner. Your property can become damaged severely from the effects of wind and rainfall that move soil from its position, leaving you with poor air quality and problems with soil slope and drainage issues. Here are some elements to add to your garden and yard landscaping to increase your soil stabilization and prevent erosion to the ground and its surrounding surfaces.

Add an Eco-Friendly Pavement

Adding pavement is a sure way to reduce and stop erosion, but it also blocks the absorption of precipitation back into the groundwater and soil. Concrete and asphalt pavement causes excess runoff that is just as detrimental an issue in the environment because it overwhelms gutters and street drains, and can rinse chemicals into the local waterways. However, when you add in a permeable type of pavement, you provide soil stabilization but also allow for groundwater permeation.

There are several types of permeable pavement you can choose from, based on your needs and the function of the surface. A covering of gravel over the area provides traction and dust reduction, or you can upgrade to a permeable pavement installation that is more stable. Permeable pavement consists of a base drainage layer covered with pavers or stones that are interlocking but allow natural drainage of precipitation.

Plant Beneficial Vegetation

Vegetation that you plant in your yard is going to immediately benefit the appearance of your yard and the environment by adding in a source of oxygen and air filtration along with a home for insects and wildlife, and the opportunity of growing vegetation that produces fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also plant your types of vegetation strategically to help reduce erosion from wind and rain or your yard sprinklers.

However, when you install a lawn through a hydroseed method, you immediately provide protection to the soil from erosion with the application of the seed mixture. This mixture contains a combination of water, mulch, fertilizer, seed, and coloring to help the application coverage be full over the area of soil. Once this mixture dries onto the soil, it becomes a hard shell that remains in place through the germination of the lawn seeds and the growth of your new lawn. Other methods of lawn installation are equally beneficial to prevent erosion. The cost can be a bit more expensive but you have immediate results with your vegetation's appearance.

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I live in an area that is very difficult to grow grass. If I was to water my lawn a couple of times each day, the grass may grow, but that would cost me a small fortune in water bills and waste a lot of water that could be used for more efficient purposes. Instead of fighting the grass to grow, I decided to embrace the dryness of the area and complete the landscape design using mostly hardscape materials. I used rocks of all sizes coupled with wood to create a yard that I love to spend time in and am very proud of. Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.