2 Ways To Stabilize Eroding Hills

If you have a hillside that has a real erosion problem, you may wonder what you can do in order to make sure that you aren't losing precious ground when it storms and when the wind blows. There are a lot of things that you can do in order to stabilize that soil and make sure that you aren't losing your hill. You can use just one of them or you can choose to use a combination of them in order to get the results that you want. 


There are various kinds of mats that you can lay down on the hill so that the topsoil is covered up and not blowing around and washing away. The way that these mats work is that you lay them down and then stake them into the hill so that they don't move. You can get mats that are made of everything from plastic to coconut husks. If you choose to use something like mats made out of woven coconut husks, you may need to replace them every year or so, but they are otherwise pretty sturdy and can hold up to the weather well. You can use this in combination with seeding the hillside if you get mats that are made with holes in them or are more like a mesh. That will give the grasses somewhere to grow, and they can help tie the mats into a cohesive whole. 


One of the easiest ways to make sure that the hillside isn't going to go anywhere is to make sure that there is stuff growing on it. The roots of the plants will help to hold down the topsoil. If you want to plant things on the hillside, there are a variety of things that you can do. You may want to use a combination of the plants, especially if the hill is going to be something you see on a regular basis. You can have the hill seeded or planted with ground cover. Ground cover is usually low to the ground, grows fairly quickly, spreads without help, and has a good root system to hold it in place. There are all kinds of ground cover you can choose from, including things like different kinds of thyme or sage. 

If you have a hill on your property that is losing soil due to erosion, there are all kinds of things that you can do that can help stabilize that soil and keep it from disappearing on you. For more information on soil stabilization, contact a company like T. Luckey Sons, Inc.