Soil erosion can be prevented by adding a few plants or trees where the soil typically erodes, adding fencing gullies and removing wildlife that will eat the vegetation. The eroding of the soil occurs naturally whenever ... More »

There are several ways to prevent erosion, including grassing waterways, conserving tillage, covering crops, managing pastures and fortifying stream and riverbanks. Some erosion control methods, such as fortifying embank... More »

Some ways to conserve soil include using mulch, rotating crops and controlling invasive plant and animal populations. Benefits of soil conservation include improving air quality, minimizing soil erosion and improving soi... More »

Trees, deep-rooted grasses and perennials are excellent plants to prevent soil erosion. Used individually or in conjunction they all address the two main sources of erosion: wind and rain. More »

Acid rain contaminates water and soil, killing microbes, insects, fish, and other aquatic wildlife and vegetation. It corrodes stone and metal, and it damages automotive paint. Although contact with acid rain is not dire... More »

To prevent soil erosion, cover and protect all soil with plants or mulch. For large slopes, install a retaining wall to keep soil in place. More »

Plantings, wood-fiber mats, mulch and retaining walls are all methods of soil erosion prevention. Erosion control is vital for maintaining topsoil that provides plants with important nutrients. More »