Seven tips to help with erosion control include (1) Planting plants with deep, hardy roots that will hold on to soil. (2) Keep your gutters and downspouts clear of debris, so they can direct rainwater away from the foundation and into a natural basic. (3) Construct a catch basic, or an area that's large enough to contain water without overflowing. (4) Use large rocks, pebbles, boulders or other materials to prevent erosion and beautify your landscape at the same time. (5) Use mulch to absorb moisture and keep soil in place. (6) Keep your yard filled in. Bare spots should be seeded immediately. (7) Find out what kind of soil you have and determine if it should be blended with more rocky or clay-like material to enhance erosion control.