Incorporating compost along the rip line can prevent your soil from re-welding when you use this technique to renovate your vineyard. This will help improve the soil structure and make the benefits of ripping last longer. Using compost mulch on mounds will also make a big difference. Mounding increases evaporation and applying compost mulch will help you combat this negative effect. Incorporating compost into the mounds and using compost mulch will also improve the soil structure and help to prevent soil collapse after mounding.