Don’t allow your precious topsoil to wash away in winter runoff! Soil conservation should be a top priority for all landowners. High rainfall and bare soil will lead to severe erosion, washing away your land’s most precious resource—its topsoil.
All of these cover crop mixes will re-seed at the end of their growing cycle to maintain the cover for future years. Though not required, initial irrigations will hasten establishment. On steep slopes, the use of a thin straw mulch will also help the seeds get started. Many people use jute netting or burlap to stabilize the soil after the seed is planted.