How to Keep Erosion under Firm Control

When cool winter weather brings moisture and rain into the air, erosion can become a very real and frightening concern. If your property contains a hill or a pond, it is at much higher risk of erosion. It’s never too early to contact a specialist to protect your land with erosion control.

How to Keep Erosion under Firm Control

Signs of Erosion

According to Heritage Land Bank, you need to keep an eye out for three signs of erosion: bald spots, exposed rocks, and exposed roots. If you notice areas on your property where trees are not growing, new rocks are appearing, or roots are showing up, you are at risk for erosion. It is important to monitor the condition of your land at all times, especially after a time of heavy rain, so that erosion control measures from a specialist like Need Grass Now can be put in place before disaster strikes.

Types of Erosion

Erosion can happen anywhere, but hills are especially at risk for erosion as rain water washes dirt downward, exposing roots and rocks. This further weakens the terrain, opening it to more erosion risk. Pond erosion happens when standing water laps repeatedly against a shoreline, gradually wearing down the soil that creates the shore, effectually making the pond bigger and the land surrounding it smaller. To eliminate either of these dangerous cycles, erosion control must be implemented. While homeowners can attempt various DIY techniques to protect slopes or shorelines on property, the most effective method is to use an expert.

What Next?

The best way to prevent erosion is through the planting of grass, but sometimes more immediate measures are necessary until grass can become a permanent solution. No price can be put on the health and safety of your property. Contact Need Grass Now to request a quote for erosion control or sediment control. If you suspect erosion on your land, don’t delay. It can worsen quickly. Protect your property today!