Bring damaged areas back to life with best practice Erosion Control
A simple four-step process ensures you gain maximum value and adhesion from your Ecoblanket, with minimal direct input into the process. Immediate results are guaranteed.
1. Research and preparation – specially trained project managers assess the site, run soil and other environmental tests, and tailor Ecoblanket® to your unique site and requirements. The process does not require topsoil or any geotextiles to be spread first. In fact, for best results, this is actively discouraged. Your project manager will work with you to save you thousands of dollars on unnecessary site preparation.
2. Seed selection – your project manager will consult with you and our native seeds expert to develop the ideal seed blend to achieve your revegetation goals. Our seed expert has been working with Ecoblanket® and its unique application process for almost a decade and offers a wealth of knowledge of the species best suited to various conditions to ensure success.
3. Application – Ecoblanket® is applied via a hose-on, low impact pneumatic process with specialized machinery that can treat thousands of square metres per day. This means minimal on-site work, a high quality, uniform blanket, and fast results. Importantly, it can be applied to remote and difficult to reach areas. Once installed, your project manager will either arrange initial watering or provide a free schedule with guidelines for your water cart operator. Following this advice gives you the best results from Ecoblanket®.
4. Monitoring – Ecoblanket® guarantees more than 90% germination rate of the cover crop within a few days when instructions are followed. As this germination process takes place, Ecoblanket® goes through a phase where the groundcover transitions from green shoots to what appears to be burnt, or ‘dead’, ground. This is a vital part of the process, with significant soil regeneration happening beneath the surface. It supports the remarkably fast and sustainable growth rates and before long converts to a sea of native seedlings.
So what is Ecoblanket?
Ecoblanket is an advanced revegetation and rehabilitation solution that combines native seeds with nutrient-rich organics as it is blown on to site using our specialised Blower Truck machinery. Ecoblanket kick-starts nature’s own processes to enable sustainable native growth in the long-term, while providing immediate erosion control from day one. The anticipated growth rates are made possible because of the specific soil and environmental tests carried out on the site before work begins.
Our compost blanket uses a naturally sourced tackifier that encourages the compost blanket to bind together, immediately stabilising the subgrade beneath.