CALIFORNIANS IMPACTED BY THE WILDFIRES OF 2017
Our hearts go out to all Californians impacted by this ferocious fire season. The loss for many is beyond devastating. Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, homes lost, and lands left barren under a black and gray blanket of ashes, soot, and debris.
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
It’s a long road to recovery as the painstaking task of rebuilding begins. For many, all the paper pushing, insurance negotiations, and rebuilding plans only add frustration to their misfortune.
RAIN SEASON IS COMING
With any luck, the rain season will be upon us. For most Californians, this is a good thing but that is not the case if your land is scorched by fire. Heavy rains can lead to serious problems including soil erosion and instability, mudslides, and other problems due to a lack of vegetation.
Most communities are working with civil engineers to stabilize area slopes and roads to ensure safety and combat rain-related risks.
It is unclear at this early stage, how private property owners are dealing with erosion control and soil stability considerations. Left unaddressed these issues may lead to additional property damage in the near-term as a result of heavy rains that may occur in the weeks and months ahead.
SOIL STABILIZATION AND REVEGETATION AFTER WILDFIRES
Revegetation after a wildfire is key for long-term soil and slope stability. As erosion control specialists, we are familiar with a variety of soil stabilization techniques that vary depending on the topography. Plans should be developed for both immediate and long term results that minimize damage from rain and provide a path to long-term stability and re-beautification of the land.
GETTING BACK TO GREEN
Hydroseeding is a cost-effective method used to stabilize slopes and grow new turf. In fact, hydroseeding and hydro—mulch costs pennies on the dollar compared to sod. Another benefit of hydroseeding includes seed selection. There are a variety of high-quality drought tolerant turf seeds rarely available in sod form. Ground cover, wildflowers, and some shrubs can also be hydroseeded. Click here to view a variety of California seed options from S&S Seed. Stover Seed Company also offers a great selection of high-quality seeds, Click here to visit their site.
Hydroseeding is a seeding process that uses a mixture of seed and mulch. The mixture is transported in a tank mounted to a truck and sprayed over prepared soil. The mixture, called slurry, often includes other ingredients such as fertilizer, tackifying agents, and fiber mulch.
Canyon Hydroseeding offers affordable seeding options for both commercial and residential projects in Southern California.
If you are rebuilding after the fires and need help with erosion control, soil stabilization, and revegetation – Give us a call. We can help! (951) 680-1949 – Ask for Mark!