Revegetation techniques & erosion control for your garden

Revegetation techniques & erosion control for your garden


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Do you have a sloping garden bed that is looking a little bare? Are you struggling to maintain soil quality and solid plant growth? We can help you create an easy-to-maintain garden using simple revegetation tips.

There are many revegetation techniques you can use in your home garden that can:

  • Prevent erosion
  • Prevent root invasion
  • Prevent damage to growing trees
  • Support young tree growth

We will take a look at techniques you can use to revegetate your garden, for maximum benefit and long-term results.

Erosion Control

Erosion is an enemy to even the slightest sloping garden bed and is caused by wind or rain removing the topsoil and washing or blowing it away. This can expose the roots of your trees, kill or stunt the growth of your plants and shrubs. It can make your garden look a little worse for wear.

With the right preparation, you can establish a flourishing garden and prevent erosion all year round.

The key to erosion control is to protect the top layer of soil from shifting, while still allowing it to retain moisture. Using a weed mat such as a jute weed mat will help to retain moisture, prevent weed growth and retain the top layer of soil in its place.

erosion control

Weeds are not only unsightly, but they can also strip your plants of nutrients and create unwanted competition under the ground. Weed mats lay on the surface of the ground and work to retain moisture and block sunlight which prevents weed from growing through.

Preventing root invasion

Root invasion can wreak havoc, not only on your garden and other plants but also on your solid structures around the yard. Tree roots provide the tree with all its nutrients and it will continually branch out in search of new sources. This can cause roots to grow underneath concrete paths and even your house, causing damage that can be hard to repair.

Tree roots can also dominate a garden space and create heavy competition for surrounding plants and can leave the other plants malnourished.

Root barrier is a flexible high-density polythene membrane, that will contain root growth to a specific area and prevent unwanted root invasion.

root barrier

To install this product, simply dig a trench around the perimeter of your tree where you would like the tree roots to finish spreading. Line the trench with the root barrier and backfill with the removed soil.

Protecting and supporting new trees

An important part of the regeneration process is supporting the growth of your new trees. Once you have your root barrier in place and your weed mat laid, it is now time to plant your new trees.

When you dig the hole for your plant to sit in, use Terraform Plant Establisher to provide much-needed nutrients to your young plant. This will also help to retain moisture to ensure strong and consistent growth.

erosion control

Once you have planted your new trees, you will need to protect them. Using a tree guard such as Green Guard, not only keeps them safe from ground-dwelling wildlife, it will also help to create humidity which encourages strong growth.

Revegetation is a marathon, not a sprint and it’s important to have the right things in place from the beginning. Erosion control and healthy plant growth start before you even pick up your shovel, with the right preparation and equipment.


Need some helpful advice on regeneration or erosion control in your garden? Give us a call on 1300 130 123 and we can help you decide on the right products for your project.