What do you plant on slopes for erosion control?
10 Best Plants to Control Erosion in Your Yard
- Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)
- Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
- Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)
- 4. Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)
- Mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus)
- Ostrich fern (Onoclea struthiopteris)
- Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
How do you prevent erosion on a steep slope?
The most effective, natural way to control soil erosion on steep slopes and embankments is to plant vegetation. Not only will the grass, fescue and leaves help to slow down raindrops as they fall, the roots of the plants will also help to hold the soil together, making it harder for water to wash it away.
How do you stabilize soil on hillside?
Slopes can be stabilized by adding a surface cover to the slope, excavating and changing (or regrading) the slope geometry, adding support structures to reinforce the slope or using drainage to control the groundwater in slope material.
What is the best ground cover for a hillside?
Steep, sunny slopes are perfect for perennials such as daylilies, creeping phlox, lamb’s ears, stonecrop and a variety of ornamental grasses. A number of woody plants can also serve as good groundcovers, especially creeping juniper, fragrant sumac, bearberry, and Russian arborvitae.
What reduces erosion on gently sloping hillsides?
Shorter and flatter slopes generally erode less and produce less sediment than longer, steeper slopes. Creating benches, terraces, steps, or using some soil bioengineering methods reduce slope length and angle.
What can you plant on the side of a hill?
Some plants that work well on slopes include:
- Burning Bush.
- Fragrant Sumac.
- Japanese Yew.
- California Lilac.
- Creeping Juniper.
- Dwarf Forsythia.
- Siberian Carpet Cypress.