Tips for planting vegetation to prevent surface runoff

Rain and strong winds typically cause the top layers of soil to be washed away, affecting the overall quality of soil on your property. Surface runoff occurs after heavy rains or other inclement weather. The good news is that you can minimise the negative effects of surface runoff by planting vegetation. Any exposed surfaces should have some vegetation nearby that helps keep the soil intact. However, you need a strategic approach (when planting) to get meaningful results.