How to reduce Reduce Soil Erosion

silt fence 3 images silt fence 2 download silt fence1downloadYou can reduce soil erosion by:

Shredded bark is one of the best mulch types to use on slopes and it breaks down relatively slowly. Some shredded-bark products are byproducts from other industries and are considered environmentally friendly.

Maintaining a healthy, perennial plant cover.

  1. Mulching.
  2. Planting a cover crop – such as winter rye in vegetable gardens.
  3. Placing crushed stone, wood chips, and other similar materials in heavily used areas where vegetation is hard to establish and maintain.
  4. Erosion Control Blankets

Types Of Rocks To Help Stop Erosion

1) Cobblestones. 


3) Non-Absorbent Stone. 

4) Riprap. 

5) Using Retaining Walls. 

6) Anchoring Plant Beds With Boulders.

7) Creating A Rock Toe For Shorelines. 

8Rock Terraces

Silt fences are temporary barriers intended for retaining sediment and controlling erosion on construction sites. These fences are made out of synthetic filtration fabric, usually geo-textile filter fabric, woven together to create sheets of material that offer incredible strength and a good level of permeability

What is good to plant on a hillside?

Deep-rooted plants, such as prairie plants, hold their own on even the steepest slope. Ornamental grasses, ground cover roses and shrubs (including shrub roses with a sprawling growth habit) work well in hillside and slope planting. Native plants are nearly always an excellent choice.

Ornamental grasses like mondo, blue fescue, and yellow foxtail are ideal erosion fighters. These low-maintenance plants grow at moderate to fast speeds, thrive in both shade and full sun (depending on the climate), and establish strong, sprawling root systems that give soil staying power.

Biodegradable blanket contains at least 80% aspen wood fiber and helps control erosion and preserve soil. Topped with a photodegradable netting. Green color. Biodegradable anchor staples sold separately.

What can you plant on a slope to prevent erosion?

Some plants that work well on slopes include:

  • Burning Bush.
  • Fragrant Sumac.
  • Japanese Yew.
  • California Lilac.
  • Creeping Juniper.
  • Dwarf Forsythia.
  • Siberian Carpet Cypress.