Winter never seems like an ideal time to do any gardening or landscaping work. But Long Green homeowners and business owners need to know how to protect their topsoil. The topsoil you bought this year you will probably keep using in the new year. So, how can you protect it from erosion?
What Does Erosion Mean?
Erosion is a natural process that is happening all the time. It’s an effect of the how different the weather is; erosion is possible on other worlds in the solar system, but it’s not usually as dramatic as it is here on Earth, mainly because we don’t live there. Wind, rain, and melting snow all cause the topsoil to shift, and it won’t protect the plants in your Long Green garden anymore. The presence of earthworms can help replace lost topsoil, but this process takes time, sometimes it’s time that you don’t have. Human activity can also cause erosion, too, such as breaking up the soil, irrigating gardens and landscapes and using the land in general.
Protecting Your Topsoil
Erosion also causes a decrease in the amount of nutrients that your soil carries. While at first this won’t seem like a problem, everything that you grow in your landscape to improve your curb appeal will become malnourished and won’t look as lovely. That’s why you need to protect your topsoil. You can try using a cover crop to help keep the soil in place. Then alter your irrigation schedule or choose different irrigation systems to help water your gardens and landscapes in Long Green. The problem could be that you’re adding too much water. Too much water can be just as much of a problem as too little. You can also try testing the soil, too, to see if it has been affected by erosion or not.
More Tips to Consider
Try to encourage the growth and proliferation of earthworms and other beneficial organisms in your soil. This can be difficult to do in the cold, so keep trying even when spring is back, and regrowth begins. You can also try to make your own compost, or buy some if you need to. Compost is a great way to activate and restore your current supply of topsoil.
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