Does removing vine roots cause soil erosion during rain season?
I have a backyard lawn that has been plagued with vine roots on the ground and I'm planning to remove them all because I hate to see the leaves growing like crazy. However, somebody said that doing so will cause soil erosion and will lose the soil. Is this true?
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Roots would aide in slowing water flow and water is taken up by the roots; if they are removed, water can flow more easily.
If you have a soil erosion issue, plant material is a great way to help.
This article has some information for you.