Erosion control

Asked March 31, 2017, 12:43 PM EDT

What can I plant on a West facing slope to help control erosion? Soil is Sandy and the slope is about 45 degrees. I would prefer native plants. It just started raining and the soil has become very sticky, I'm thinking clay?

El Paso County Colorado soil and fertility issues

3 Responses

Thank you for your question.

Any plant helps to control erosion. Ground covers, perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, and annuals all help to prevent erosion.

Here are some helpful links provided by Colorado State University regarding native plants.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/583.pdf
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/582.pdf
http://cmg.colostate.edu/pubs/NativePlants.html

Please review the information and let us know if you have any additional questions.

I understand that any plant will do that. I am from NJ so I was looking for Colorado plants that would be good for this project.

There is a comprehensive list with specific native plant names listed on the third link that was sent in the previous email.