Ways to Prevent Erosion by Covering Bare Soil With Mulch or Straw

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You can cover your bare soil in a wide variety of different ways that will help prevent erosion in the long run. Learn about ways to prevent erosion by covering bare soil with help from an experienced nursing professional in this free video clip.

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Hey there, Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery, located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, here today to talk to you about how to use mulch for erosion control. Mulch is wonderful as an organic matter, a form of organic matter that’s used topically on the soil surface to prevent weed growth, to keep the mud down, to keep the moisture levels in, to keep root zones and microorganisms happy and up to the surface. It can also be used importantly as a way to control erosion by protecting the soil, especially on slopes where the exposed soil would normally wash away with any given rain. So, mulch is an effective – a very effective – way of providing protection against erosion, and that can be in the form of chips like this, or it can also be in the form of some sort of weed cloth or fiber cloth that can be literally draped over that barren landscaped environment on the hillside to keep it intact during a rain. I’m Oscar Carmona from Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery. Remember, feed the soil, and let the plants feed you.


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