2405 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington, Illinois 61705

Erosion Control

Central Illinois landscape design, build, and maintenance


Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, or construction. Effective erosion controls are important to prevent water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss, and property loss.

Bellas Landscaping offers erosion control services that span the majority of Illinois. Our hydroseeding and silt fence services will ensure against fines and delays on your job site.

Erosion control is a very important environmental service that we offer to help protect public water and drain systems from undesired sediment runoff. Local and state guidelines have become more strict, and often will result in heavy fines when they are ignored. These fines can slow down progress, as well as cause budget problems if fines are handed down.

Erosion control planning and execution can help keep your job site clean, prevent delays, avoid fines and keep workers safe. Let Bellas Landscaping work with you to achieve those results.


Silt Fence
Straw Blanket
Inlet Protection

Bellas Landscaping is Illinois’ premier hydroseeding expert. From small residential lawns to large scale commercial and municipal projects, Bellas Landscaping can get the job done. Hydroseed (or hydraulic mulch seeding, hydro-mulching, hydraseeding) is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and mulch. The slurry is transported in a tank, either truck- or trailer-mounted and sprayed over prepared ground.


Hydroseeded lawns come up faster. The contact of the seed with water will trigger the germination cycle. Hydroseeding has an attractive green appearance that looks far better than lawns dry seeded and covered with straw mulch. Covering is not bothered by winds like standard straw covering. Unlike straw that is often used as a protective cover for a newly seeded area, hydroseeding mulch has no weed seed. Straw is typically loaded with weed seed. Hydroseeding allows the custom tailoring of the proper seed for your job. It is not uncommon to use two or even three seeds custom spraying the right seed for different areas on the lawn or job. Many custom hydroseeding contractors will use one seed for shady areas, one for high traffic areas, one to make the front lawn a showpiece. Hydroseeding mulch adds to the humus content of a lawn as it decomposes. The bacterial action of straw will leach nitrogen from the soil as it decomposes.


Sod is a good solution for a new lawn, but it is expensive. Sod generally costs 3 to 5 times more than hydroseeding. Hydroseeding will often produce turf as nice looking as sod within a very short time at a significant cost savings. With hydroseeding, the new seedlings are grown on your soil. Sod can have a problem with the type of soil it was grown on and not having sufficient compatibility with the soil it is planted on. Often this is referred to as “not taking”. When sod is harvested, the roots are usually chopped off, which can effect the health of the plant when installed. When installing sod, it is important to have sod installed by someone who has a lot of experience. Sod will shrink over the first month and if it is not installed properly gaps will open up between the sod rows.