Three years ago we planted a couple of strawberry plants now we have about six hundred. Amazing how fast that they spread. Three weeks ago we had heavy rain that washed out part of our bank in the backyard. We refilled this part along with using some mulch in the area. Then we transplanted more than half of our strawberry plants around it. Not a lot of plants grow good here but strawberries thrive on a sandy base. Their root system also helps to hold the ground in place.