Did you know that one of the most important aspects of lawn care is managing and minimising yard erosion?
The steady movement of soil, rock and other materials down a slope is known as erosion. It is often formed when rains and melting snow wash over the land’s surface. Wind can also cause erosion by blowing away loose material such as sand or silt. Prolonged erosion produces problems because it changes the contour and appearance of slopes, causes landslides, and creates hazardous conditions for roads and buildings. In this blog post, we’ll look at the many treatment options for managing and preventing yard erosion, particularly for Wellington properties situated on hills.
Erosion Control Blankets
An erosion control blanket is a synthetic cover that is laid down on the ground to prevent soil erosion. They are made from materials such as plastic, rubber, and or cloth. These items can be used directly on the ground or over other forms of landscaping material like straw bales and mulch. Erosion blankets are simple to install since they are lightweight and portable, making them ideal for usage on steep slopes where machinery is inaccessible. They’re also convenient because they may last as long as you need them to without needing to be replaced regularly. When compared to alternative treatment solutions, erosion blankets are a comparatively inexpensive solution.
Hydroseeding is one of the most popular forms of erosion control. It is the application of a slurry containing ingredients that have been specially mixed for each site. The slurry comprises recycled paper, wood mulch, grass seed, fertiliser, and more wood fibre. This slurry dries to form a protective blanket. This blanket not only keeps the soil surface from drying out, but it also shields it from the impacts of wind and light rain. The pulp layer keeps the grass seed in place until it germinates. Hydroseeding can be utilised for a variety of purposes, including land reclamation, sediment management, erosion control (since the soil is held in place by fibrous root systems), revegetation of low fertility substrates, and grass for residential lawns, roadsides, construction, forestry, and earthworks.
Erosion is a common problem for Wellingtonians especially when you live in the hills. But, it doesn’t have to interfere with your plans for a perfect lawn. We have the knowledge to help you find the best solution for your property, whether you want the support offered by hydroseeding, erosion control blankets, or, other innovative alternatives. Consult us now to find a tailored solution to suit your slope.