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Does removing vine roots cause soil erosion during rain season?

Zone San Bruno, California 94066 U.S.A. | wfung17 added on September 26, 2018 | Answered

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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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 27, 2018

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plants-for-erosion-control.htm

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