Ways to Prevent Soil Erosion

Simple Solutions to Prevent Soil Erosion

Good news! By applying some relatively simple steps, you can control and prevent soil erosion! The four most common soil erosion prevention methods are vegetation, geotextiles, mulch, and retaining walls. Preventing soil erosion is critical in protecting your property and exposed soil, whether from wind, weather, running water, and even the after-affects of forest fire.

Vegetation: The simplest and most natural way to prevent erosion is through planting vegetation. Plants establish root systems, which stabilizes soil and prevents soil erosion.soil erosion

Geotextiles: Using geotextiles is an effective method because it also stabilizes soil. When used in conjunction with growing vegetation, it is even more effective. There are three main types of geotextiles: woven, nonwoven, and coir.

Mulch/Fertilizer: Applying a layer of mulch to the soil top allows the soil to slowly soak up water, as it protects against rain impact, and restores pH levels helping with erosion prevention.

Retaining Walls: Retaining walls can be built around the area of erosion to prevent water run off. Runoff water leads to further erosion, and if used with other methods, retaining walls can be a very effective way to prevent soil erosion.

Note: Erosion is a significant cause of water pollution. See 7 simple water pollution solutions for preventing water pollution.

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Brush Up on the Types of Erosion:

Beach ErosionCoastal Erosion Soil ErosionWater Erosion
Wind ErosionRiver Bank ErosionWeathering and Erosion

Learn About the Causes and Solutions:

Causes of Soil ErosionWays to Prevent Soil ErosionRiver Bank ProtectionErosion Control NettingErosion Control Woven GeotextileErosion Control Non Woven Fabric

Master the Specifics of Geotextiles:nonwoven geotextile

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Questions? Our GEI Works Product Specialists will be happy to support you.

Call 1-772-646-0597 to discuss ways to prevent soil erosion.

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*Not sure which coir product you need for your project? See our blog post: Top 6 Uses for Coir Erosion Control Products

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