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Tips For Controlling Land Erosion For The Inexperienced Homeowner

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Whether you are completing a small home landscaping project or you are giving your land a major facelift, you will want to be well aware of the various tips for erosion control. Even with little experience, you will be able to protect your land from erosion with the following tips.

Spread The Steps Out

If you are planning on taking out a hillside and doing some other things while you are at it, you might want to consider phasing all of that work out over several weeks instead of doing all of it at the same time. By taking it one step, or one section, at a time, you will be giving the soil time to settle and adjust a little. Doing too much at once could cause a little landslide or cause you to lose a lot of soil through runoffs.

Stabilize The Soil

If there is going to be a large gap of time in between the various stages of your project, or you are completely done, you will want to make sure that you are taking steps to stabilize the soil. By stabilizing the soil, you are ensuring that it is going to stay in place. There are various ways this can be done. If this is a permanent stabilization, you can plant grass seeds as the roots from the grass will hold the soil in place. If this is a temporary stabilization, you can use netting, mulch, or even wool binders.

Secure The Perimeter

One very important thing you will want to do is to make sure that you are securing the perimeter so it is not bothered by outside influences until it is more secure. For example, walking, bike riding, and animals running through can cause a disturbance big enough that the soil will shift and you will lose soil to erosion. While you may not be able to keep all wildlife from touching that area, you can prevent a lot of damage from animals and people by installing a temporary plastic fence. Fence in the entire area and post signs warning that trespassers are not allowed.

With those three tips in mind, you should find that you are going to have a much easier time stabilizing the soil. All you have to do now is put your plan into action and you will have your land project completed in an efficient manner in no time at all. For more information, contact companies like Specialty Construction Supply. 


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