Wisdom of planting Crown Vetch around a pond

Asked March 5, 2015, 4:12 PM EST

A number of nursery catalogs list Crown Vetch plants as desirable for erosion control. Some Internet sites describe Crown Vetch as an evasive species that is difficult to control.


Is there experience with planting Crown Vetch around dirt ponds in Central Texas to control erosion due to runoff into a pond?


Robertson County Texas

1 Response

Crown vetch will do an excellent job (if given ample opportunity to establish itself) of stabilizing the soil around tanks/ponds. It is super wildlife food too! Yes, there are many options to stabilize the soil and reduce or prevent erosion. Keep in mind all perennials need time to establish.