Category Archives: Erosion Control

Reclamation, Revegetation, Erosion Control

How to Stop a Ditch From Eroding

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Open drainage ditches are a long-standing, reliable, and natural method of draining and diverting water from low-lying areas or the sides of roads. Ditches can also help to channel water from distant sources towards fields for more innovative plant irrigation. However, there are many cases where ditches are left unmaintained on a piece of property […]

Erosion Control, Straw Wattles

How to Install Straw Wattles

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Soil erosion is often caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall—and although these are natural processes, erosion remains one of the most threatening phenomena to the environment. Soil erosion is the process of displacing the most fertile layer of topsoil. This directly affects habitats, environments, and overall ground health. Today, the condition of growable, arable […]

Erosion Control, Soil Deterioration

What is Soil Deterioration

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Did you know that it can take up to 1,000 years for the earth to produce just three centimeters of soil? For fertile soil to form, the land has to accumulate enough parent material, which is a type of deposit on the earth’s surface. Usually, soil is the result of weathered bedrock and smaller materials […]

Erosion Control

How Do Trees Stop Erosion?

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Soil erosion is present all over the world. You probably notice it in coastal areas along jagged riverbanks, or maybe you notice it along interstates and highways. It is a natural process, but the result of consistent erosion can result in severe environmental changes. Soil erosion washes away $8 billion each year. By wiping out […]

Erosion Control

What is The Difference Between Rill and Gully Erosion?

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Not all erosion looks the same. Something as small as a raindrop can affect soil adversely: splash erosion, for example, can scatter tiny soil particles as far as 2 feet from their original location. Meanwhile, in deserts, wind erosion can polish rocks and cliffs until they’re smooth. Arches National Park in Utah is just one […]

Erosion Control

How to Place Rocks On A Slope To Stop Erosion

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When we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year due to erosion, we also lose the opportunity for soils to feature as a prominent climate change solution. Soils store more than 4,000 billion tonnes of carbon, which means it’s a viable solution for reducing global carbon woes. Zoom in from this global picture […]

Erosion Control

How Do Plants Help Prevent Erosion?

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Did you know water and wind are responsible for about 84 percent of degraded and eroded land? Erosion is a natural phenomenon, but since it causes damage to vegetation, landscapes, agriculture, and property, it’s considered a serious environmental issue. The degraded land that’s left in the wake of long-term erosion can make formerly vibrant areas […]

Erosion Control

How To Stop Erosion On A Hill Or Slope

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With each passing year, we are losing 1% of our topsoil through entirely avoidable events. Poor land management practices, climate change, and excessive tillage are just some of the reasons contributing to the 500 million tons of soil eroded annually. Homeowners, gardeners, and lawn care enthusiasts are experiencing the effects of soil erosion through patchy, […]

Erosion Control

What Is Soil Erosion and What Causes It?

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Deep in the Mau forest of Kenya, Wilson Maritim, a local farmer, was on the verge of giving up his livelihood. For generations, the agricultural craft that had been honed by his family was literally slipping away, eroding in front of his very eyes. The Mara – the river that watered his farm, had been […]

Erosion Control

The Problem of Soil Erosion and How to Solve It

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The Problem of Soil Erosion Let’s face it, we have an impact on this earth, even when itcomes to eroding soils.  To be fair, weare not always directly responsible, we do not control mother nature and thewind and the rain that tend to wash away the uppermost layer of topsoil on theland.  Indirectly however, we […]

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