Category Archives: Erosion Control

Mulch Path Magic

The right paths can reduce mud, but they can also retain water. They make access to your growing areas much more enjoyable. What I did was dug 24″ deep trenches about 24″ across the top on contour with double reach beds in between, then filled those trenches with shredded wood chips.
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Mushroom growing in mulch and straw

Erosion control and run-off management

Every rain inches of soil wash away, never to be seen again.  Follow this soil down streams of run-off, down creeks into rivers, eventually into disappearing ponds.  Lake Lanier in Martinsville VA, like hundreds of ponds across Virginia pay more than $150,000 to be dredged.  This is a massive budget for a private pond. Continue reading