Erosion Control Matting with Seed Germination

Seed germination is the process by which a seed grows into a plant. During the early stages, especially for delicate species, this process can be extremely vulnerable. Outside factors and artificial means are often employed to ensure a seedling’s survival.  A special type of protection is needed to achieve this goal. Arguably the most effective and the most widely used tool for this job is erosion control matting. Erosion control matting, more commonly known as erosion control blankets or ECBs, primarily offer an effective means of protection against...

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Erosion Control Ground Cover Plants

When considering methods of erosion control for any type of land surface, one must also consider using ground cover plants to complement conventional methods like fiber rolls, gabions, and erosion control blankets. Most hillsides and slopes can especially be made much more stable with ground cover plants. In fact, a properly planted and anchored variety of these plants can stop almost all erosion and hillside movement in a landscape. Plant variety is a necessary and important factor in establishing an erosion control system with ground cover plants because...

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Comprehensive List of Erosion Control Techniques and Methods

ESD In land development, erosion control is important. Aside from preventing water pollution due to runoff and the potential habitat loss of nearby ecosystems, erosion control also staves off soil loss and consequently, property loss. In urban areas, erosion control techniques are primarily concerned with stromwater runoff management, but soil loss due to winds and sloped properties must be considered as well. Here is a list of the most common erosion control methods:

  • Reforestation – This is the method...

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The New Must for Packaging: Flexible Foams

pouringmoldedfoam Flexible foams are divided into different types and usage. Common flexible foams used for packaging purposes are polyurethane foam and polyethylene foam. Polyurethane foams are open-celled foams that are used usually for sofas -- furniture for the comfort they provide, cushioning, and are also used in beddings and packaging. Business that focus on protecting their products in the delivery process can go for flexible foam for their packaging needs.  It is often used for...

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Choosing Between Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Erosion Matting

AEC-Premier-Straw-FibreNet-Double-Net Erosion is the process in which the rocks and soils are moved from one place to another. Natural forces, such as the wind or water flow cause this. Aside from the natural forces, man also plays a part in the erosion problem. Erosion causes ineffectiveness in agriculture. In order to prevent erosion, erosion control schemes are carried out. Erosion control matting is a temporary solution that supports plant growth and enables the reinforcement of the...

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How do Erosion Control Blankets and Wattles Work?

Wattles_Staking_large Ever wondered how erosion control blankets and wattles work? Both are very good aids when it comes to agriculture. Let’s talk about their differences and similarities and see which one between erosion control blankets and wattles will work the best for you. Erosion control blankets are installed to help slow down the flow of water across the surface. Its material varies from synthetic to biodegradable fibers, yet they do their jobs of keeping the...

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