In the winter season, we experience our rainy months. The unfortunate timing of the rainy season is that it quickly follows our fire season. During the summer and autumn months, we see more fires throughout California because of higher temperatures and the lack of water to keep plants green and alive. While the devastation after a fire has a high toll on its own, the effect it can have during the rainy season can lead to even more issues. Because much of the plant life has been burned away, erosion happens much more easily, leading to some possible severe outcomes. Here are a few ways that you can prevent erosion during this winter season.
One of the best ways to prevent erosion is by utilizing plants. Plant’s roots hold the soil together and often a plant’s leaves can help block the rain. If the rain is not pelting the ground, less erosion can happen. The more mature that plant, the denser the roots and the more effective this method is for erosion protection.
Rocks or Mulch
You can also utilize rocks or mulch to help prevent erosion. If this is paired with substantial plants, then you have double the protection of the growing roots and the added weight of the rocks or mulch. Rocks and mulch also aid in lessening runoff as it slows the absorption of water. You can utilize mulch all along your landscaping to help prevent erosion from those areas.
Finally, you can build a retaining wall. These walls help on badly eroded slopes that require some additional help. These walls will keep soil from running off. We recommend using concrete blocks or rocks for these walls.
If you are looking for help with any erosion problems that your land may be suffering from, or prevent it during the winter season, please come to see us. We can supply you with rocks and mulch that will make a huge difference in your fight against soil erosion.