The best erosion control devices are sturdy plants with extensive roots to knit the soil together. That's how nature does things; everything else is just a temporary solution until the plants grow in.
The best erosion control plants provide a dense canopy of foliage that breaks the force of the rainwater and an extensive root system to hold soil in place. Provide your new plants proper irrigation using a drip or overhead sprinkler system. (See Chapter 7 for information on these systems.)
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.