Vegetative Best Management Practices
A vegetative Best Management Practice (BMP) is a natural process preserving existing vegetation or establishing ground cover to minimize soil erosion.
|Mulch Blanket/High Velocity Mulch Blankets - A process to enhance plant establishment and help hold fertilizer, seed, and topsoil in place in the presence of wind and rain runoff after an earth disturbing activity.|
|Permanent/Temporary Seeding - An inexpensive, yet effective, method to stabilize flat areas and slopes.|
|Vegetative Buffers at Watercourse - A specified width of buffer between a construction site and an adjacent watercourse. The buffer acts as a filter to reduce soil erosion and sedimentation from entering the watercourse.|
|Vegetated Buffer Strips - A method to reduce sheet flow velocities which may create rilling and gullying. Also useful to establish permanent vegetative cover and prevent sloughing and loss of seed.|