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Moving Tips: Dealing with yard erosion

Planting vegetation may stop erosion.

Planting vegetation may stop erosion.

There are many potential issues you may deal with when owning a home, and once your moving company leaves and you get settled, there may be some situations you will have to solve. When looking outside of the home, you may want to be aware of the risks of yard erosion, especially when homes have sloped lawns or uneven ground.

The home's foundation can be affected by yard erosion, and it can also ruin the look of your residence. In order to help prevent this, there are a few things you can do. The first issue you should consider is how the home is drained. If gutters are pouring water onto already fragile ground, this could be exacerbating the situation. Finding other ways to drain the gutters is important. If there are drains that deliver rainwater to the city's main drainage system, this could be a better bet.

Another idea to strengthen the ground and prevent it from breaking down the yard is to plant trees and other vegetation in the area. It may take a while, but the root systems in the ground will help keep the ground together, and it will also be healthier.

You should avoid walking on area until you know it is stronger. Not only would you be risking injury by walking on it, this could also make the problem worse. Keeping off of that part of the lawn will likely prove beneficial over time.

If the problem persists, or you notice it getting significantly worse, it could be important to look for additional help from a professional or another friend. Doing this quickly may be a good idea, as you may get a rapid solution to your issues.