straw soil erosion mats
We need to seed an area that I created, about 8' wide by 120' long or so, with a very gentle slope, where rain water and snow melt will not necessarily run, but will be able to travel from a natural low area behind our house to a yet lower area, where it can then find its' way to the marsh. Our property is naturally rolling, and, so far anyway, although this area is bare dirt right now, it looks like we have been able to create what we set out to do, which is, for all intent and purpose, a shallow ditch, which will blend into the natural terrain.
So, knowing that rain water will be diverted to this area, but mindful that, again, the slope is minimal, so it it should not create any major washouts, my plan is to do the final grading, seeding, and fertilixing, then cover it with straw soil erosion mats, to help hold everything in place.
Does this make sense? Any tricks to placing these mats? Just roll them out and let them do their job? We've done a lot of yard and garden work over the years, but I have never dealt with these before.
Last edited by DexterII; 05-11-2011 at 10:23 AM.