It takes over 500 years to form one inch of topsoil.
Soil is a precious resource that is non-renewable in our lifetime and that affects 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 Landscaping's methods of ecological erosion control include:
- Adding Coir or Jutte netting along steep slopes, to aid in securing planting
- Using structural soil
- Planting low-growing, spreading plants as ground cover (green mulch)
- Redirecting storm water through effective management