Soil is a precious non-renewable-in-our life-time resource that effects ecosystems globally and a number of human industries, from agriculture to horticulture to engineering. As ecological landscapers, we consider soil health, texture, structure, and potential to erode in every step of the design and implementation process.
Erosion can be effected by a number of factors including topography (steep slopes), poor storm water management, stream diversion and flooding.
Green Jay methods of ecological erosion control include:
- Coir or Jutte netting along steep slopes, to aid in securing planting
- Structural soil
- Low growing, spreading plants as ground cover (green mulch)
- Redirection of storm water through effective management