Even if you own land just for recreational purposes, you still want to make sure that what you own stays in the best shape possible. You don't want major headaches or disasters because of a problem that you could have fixed as soon as you noticed it. Soil erosion, what happens when the earth's topsoil is blown away and you can no longer plant or grow trees, can lead to mudslides and clogged waterways on your land. This erosion can turn even the brightest and most vibrant space into a wasteland.
Here are a few telltale signs of soil erosion on your farm:
- Bald spots: If you notice that there are patches on your land where no trees or other greenery has grown, there is a good chance this is due to erosion. You might even notice a buildup of soil below these areas that is not currently being used to sustain any form of life.
- Exposed rocks: There are all kinds of items underneath the surface of the earth that we cannot see in our daily lives. Soil erosion brings those things, such as rocks, to the surface where they are then visible. Be on the lookout for changes to the landscape of your property.
- Exposed roots: Because water and other strong elements are often responsible for soil erosion, you could come across roots that would not otherwise be visible to the naked eye. This likely means that the soil is eroding quickly and will need to be dealt with quickly.
If you are looking to buy a new tract of recreational land, contact a loan officer from Heritage Land Bank today!