Erosion is one of the ways new soil is made from rocks. It is also a common way of losing valuable, nutrient-rich soil from your garden.
Erosion occurs when wind, water, and other natural agents move soil, rock, or dissolved minerals from one place to another. In the garden, this commonly occurs when irrigation causes runoff, wind blows topsoil away, or when plants are grown on a slope and gravity pulls the topsoil downhill.
There are many problems associated with erosion in the garden:
You can prevent erosion in your yard with these tips:
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