Erosion Control Blankets

Commonly Asked Questions

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What are single net straw blankets used for?

Single net straw blankets are suitable for use on gentle slopes and channels where erosion control is required for up to 12 months, based on precipitation, sunshine, and environmental factors, as well as whether vegetation is intended to replace or operate in tandem with the blanket. They’re mainly utilized to slow down water flow, prevent silt and erosion, and promote re-vegetation. Furthermore, these single net straw blankets aid in the germination of newly planted seeds by shielding seeds from erosion and reducing weed growth. They’re widely used on riverbeds, hills, culvert inlets and outfalls, and channel and ditch linings.

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Who uses single net straw blankets?

Many business owners in the horticultural industry use single net straw blankets. They’re also used by the city to re-grow grass in areas where the grass has died due to weather, or wildfires. Landscaping artists utilize these as well.

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When should you use a single net straw blanket?

Erosion Control using a single net straw blanket is recommended for use on mild gradients and channels where erosion control is required for up to 12 months, depending on moisture, light, environmental conditions, and whether vegetation is intended to replace or operate in conjunction with the blanket.

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What are the straw blankets made out of?

Typically, these blankets include an inside material that is held in place by netting on the outside. (Straw, straw with coco mixes, or Coir could be used as the interior material.)

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Can you mow over a straw blanket?

Straw is still useful for assisting grass seeds in germinating and taking root, although it, like grass seed, is susceptible to blowing away. If you do choose to mow over it, wait until you can cut over the grass before doing so, or you risk taking out the newly germinated grassroots and all.

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Do you pick up straw after grass grows?

Even after the grass seeds have germinated, you shouldn’t have to remove the straw since it will decay by itself. Raking it off puts the roots and leaves of the young plants at risk. If you decide to wait, keep a watch out for weeds growing among your grass seeds.

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