How to Prevent Soil Erosion

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Prevent soil erosion on a hillside by planting a variety of vegetables, fruits and shrubs in the area to keep the soil from fall off the cliff. Consider putting down netting and rocks to prevent soil erosion with advice from a sustainable gardener in... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment I want to talk about how to prevent soil erosion. Now soil erosion is basically soil that comes down a hill and pretty much with the rain will flush away and so it happens naturally and it also happens because of man because naturally there is hills and then the soil kind of hangs on the hill but when you start building roads and houses into that hillside there is absolutely nothing to keep the soil from grabbing on to the hillside. It is just a cliff and it will fall off so the easiest way that you can prevent soil erosion is to plant different types of vegetables, fruits, and shrubs into that area and that way they will grow into the soil and stop the soil from eroding. You can also put different type of fencing and netting up and you can put rocks up and there is a lot of different other ways that you can stop soil erosion but if it is a cliff eventually the soil will fall off but by putting the netting down, putting plants in raised beds or just filling a hillside with lavender or filling a hillside with any type of herbs or vegetables or fruits you will find that soil will remain on the hill and it will never erode and you can enjoy your garden and your property for many years.