We live in the South. Is it enough to slope the dirt away from the house, to avoid termites? But with no gutters, what do we do to keep the dirt from splashing up onto the bricks when it rains? And what should be planted or put there to deter weeds and also look good, instead of the just dirt against the house-look?
The best appraoch would be to install gutters and extend downspouts away from the foundation. However, if your soil drains really, really well and you only want to prevent erosion, consider installing Rainhandler, a system which will disperse roof drainage without causing erosion. Good luck with your project!