Steps to Control Erosion on Lakes and Beaches: Protect Your Shoreline!

Erosion is a huge problem on lakes and beaches, and it can cause a lot of damage to the shoreline. If you want to protect your property, it is important to take steps to control erosion. In this blog post, we will discuss a few ways that you can prevent or reduce erosion on your lake or beach!

Coir products are the number one, lasting way to prevent and mitigate erosion.

One way to control erosion is by using coir products. Coir is a type of natural fiber that comes from the husks of coconuts. It is strong and durable, making it an ideal material for erosion control.

There are a variety of coir products available, such as mats, nets, and rolls. These products can be used to stabilize the shoreline and prevent erosion.

Planting vegetation works well. But, vegetation appears more normal when layered on top of coir products under the soil.

Another way to reduce erosion is by planting vegetation. Plants help to hold the soil in place and they also absorb wave energy. Some good plants for beach and lakefront property include sand grasses, sedges, and shrubs.

If you are truly on the coast, docks or other structures could help.

If you have a dock or other structure on your property, you can also use it to help control erosion. By adding piling wrap or other types of erosion mitigation to the structure, you can create a barrier that will help to protect the shoreline.

We should note that even on the shoreline or beach, coir products are frequently used to mitigate overall erosion for sand dunes, etc. So, a dock is only part of the solution.

Other Methods

There are a variety of other methods that can be used to control erosion. These include installing riprap, building a seawall, or creating a living shoreline. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to do some research to find the best option for your property.

If you are concerned about erosion on your lake or beach property, there are steps that you can take to prevent or reduce it. By using coir products, planting vegetation, and adding structures like dock wraps or seawalls, you can help to protect your shoreline from the damaging effects of erosion. Please contact BIO-D® Erosion Control today for a quote on your erosion control project.