Erosion Control Fabric Jute Matting
If you are looking for erosion control fabric, Jute Matting is an all-natural biodegradable fiber that can be woven into a groundcover cloth or net used to reduce the effects of erosion.
Jute matting is suitable for both residential and commercial uses, environmentally friendly and easy to install.
The process of erosion removes topsoil, either by rainwater runoff, snowmelt or wind action. Unchecked erosion in areas of high or sudden rainfall can contribute to earth movement and landslides that pose hazards to nearby homes, businesses and roadways. Vigorously growing grass or groundcover is the best defense against continued erosion, but getting plants to root properly on steeply sloping surfaces can be difficult. When used to cover mulched and seeded landscapes, jute matting holds topsoil and new seeds in place, reducing erosion and increasing germination rates.
Jute works best on small, steep hillsides, but jute can also be used without mulch on flat areas to reduce dust and enhance germination. Apply jute matting in overlapping vertical rows up and down the slope, never horizontally along the contour.
How to Install Jute Matting
- Remove any large rocks or other impediments from the slope before you begin. After seeding, completely cover the area with a layer of straw or other organic mulch.
- Dig a trench at least eight inches deep and six inches wide at the top of the seeded area.
- Begin laying the jute matting by unrolling down the slope. Fold the top end of the matting into the trench and backfill to secure.
- If it is necessary to begin another downhill roll to cover the seeded area, make sure the ends overlap by at least three feet.
- When starting a second row at the trench, make sure that the ends overlap the first row by at least four inches and continue as above.
- After covering the entire area with matting, tamp down the dirt in the trench until it is level with the surface.
- Secure the jute with anchor pins or staples placed one foot apart across the top and bottom of the matting and along downhill overlaps. Anchor the sides and horizontal overlaps every five feet. Anchor pins or staples should be at least six inches long. Sandy soils may require longer pins. A mallet may be necessary to drive the pins completely into the ground.
Jute is an organic materials that will slowly degrade, fertilizing the new seedlings while improving soil quality.
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