Ground covers are the perfect plant to use for soil erosion. They will stop the soil from slipping and work well as a stabilizer. Best vines to plant for this are the English ivy plants, vinca minor and pachysandra. Ground covers are also good to plant under shrubs and larger perennial plants to promote healthy roots and they also prohibit weeds from growing.
Vines that have thick fiber roots and are planted close together are perfect for keeping soil in tact and work well when planted in steep hill sides or even near eroding soil near ponds. State and highway departments spend thousands of dollars on concrete and other means of prevention when vines can be used and they are not only pleasing to the eye but work well and are much more cost efficient.
Plant vines on steep slopes also for a nice landscaping without all the fuss and care. They are thick and dense and work well when used in places where lawn mowers are a problem to use and looks great without maintenance.