Erosion is a process. It occurs when soil and rocks are moved due to wind or water flow. Not only does erosion affect beaches and other types of public property, but it also affects private property and wildlife. It also increases pollution in waterways. If you are in an area that experiences erosion, consider investigating erosion control Southern California.

Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding is used to quickly and inexpensively seed your lawn. The process requires mixing seeds, mulch, water and other soil amendments. High pressure is then used to push this mixture into your soil evenly. After hydroseeding, your lawn should germinate quickly, within 1-3 weeks, and as the roots develop, erosion is stopped or slowed. Hydroseeding also helps reduce dust pollution, prevent weeds and create beautiful spaces, such as  parks.

Grading

Grading is used to reduce slope angles and amend soil surface. This process not only controls erosion and runoff, but it also improves vegetation establishment. Your yard will have a more pleasing appearance and improved stability. However, your topography and soil type may impact the effectiveness of this erosion control method.

Mulch

Mulch is used to cover seeds, improve soil nutrients and help prevent the soil from drying out and forming a crust. It also keeps the soil temperature more moderate. Mulching a yard encourages seed germination and plant growth and establishment. As the roots dig down into the ground, they prevent erosion. Mulch is often used along with other erosion control measures, especially on steep slopes, where netting may be used. If the water is highly concentrated, mulch may not stop erosion. In addition, you may have to add nitrogen to the soil to encourage seed germination and plant growth if certain types of mulch, such as wood and straw, are used.

Although erosion is a natural process, you can mitigate it. To protect your yard from erosion, consider contacting an erosion control specialist.