Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

April 29, 2020

More Cool Things to do With Compost

Photo: David Jenkins

The best way to get grass growing quickly is to use soil amendment. This is composted yard waste, spread three inches thick. It will be tilled in the top six to 12 inches, track-walked, then sprayed with bonded fiber matrix, seed and 100% nitrogen fertilizer. We get the added benefit of increased water infiltration, reducing our storm water discharge volume.

February 19, 2020

Hand-applied Bonded Fiber Matrix

September 3, 2019

Temporary Irrigation for Erosion Control Grass Growth Success

June 25, 2019

Hydroseeding on the Edge

June 4, 2019

Construction Erosion Control – Rough vs Smooth Slope

Dramatic example of the effect of rainfall on a smooth versus rough slope. The rough side was “track walked” using a small Caterpiller tractor, the other side was “back-bladed” smooth with the same tractor. Both test plots were prepared with the same soil and then sprayed with bonded fiber matrix (BFM) with seed and fertilizer.

January 14, 2019

Bonded Fiber Matrix BFM Needs to Cure Before it Rains

Bonded fiber matrix (BFM) needs to dry for 24 to 36 hours before it rains or else it can start to wash off.

April 1, 2017

Bonded Fiber Matrix BFM Uniform Coverage

How to inspect bonded fiber matrix (BFM) application.

December 27, 2015

Inspecting – Bonded Fiber Matrix Application

November 25, 2011

Bioswale Stabilized With Sod, Bonded Fiber Matrix and Irrigation

You just built a bioswale and it needs to be operational very soon. The plans and specifications call for hydroseed. Want to reduce your risk of problems? How about using sod and temporary irrigation instead?

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