Sheetflow Erosion and Sediment Control

November 12, 2019

Hydroseeding on Blanket Instead of Under Not the Best

This is not the best way to get grass growing. The seed sits on the blanket which is a quarter to half inch above the soil. Since the seed needs to be in contact with the soil to have the best chance of growing, this will reduce the quantity of grass that grows. In a ditch, the more grass the better. The best way is to hydroseed first and then install the blanket.

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.

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