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What are ways in which a grass cover help to conserve soil?

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  • Grass cover reduces the speed of run off which lowers the erosive power of run-off
  • Grass cover reduces/intercepts the impact of raindrops which reduces splash erosion
  • Grass cover protects soil surface hence reducing wind erosions
  • Grass roots hold soil particles together from being carried always by erosion agents.
  • Grass cover reduces speed of run-off there by increases infiltration of water
  • Organic matter from grass improves soil structure which improves infiltration rate of water, hence reducing erosive power of run-off.
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