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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by theco2 A must have, for large areas
I recently planted a hill with prairie grass and wild flowers, so I figured putting down an erosion blanket would be faster and better than using straw bales and having loose straw all over the hill, considering it has to be in place all winter. It would have definitely been easier, with a second person, but I had no problems laying the blanket, by myself (other than a sore back). The hardest part was cutting pieces to fit the remaining area to be covered, once the main strip was laid. I did run out, but I think with better planning and less overlapping (and a second person), I might have been able to cover it all. If I ever do something like this, again, I will be buying another of these erosion blankets. This erosion blanket is well worth the money.
I highly recommend getting about 100 landscape staples, to hold the blanket down. As I was working, the wind picked up and rolled up part of the blanket I didn't have stapled, yet.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by boiler91 Excellent Product
I bought ten rolls of this stuff to help start my yard on the sloped sides of my house. We have a walkout basement and I was concerned about erosion. This has worked perfectly. I have grass growing on the slopes and am now going to buy twenty more rolls for other areas. It's too windy where I'm at to use regular straw and these are the cheapest option I have found anywhere on the internet.
Make sure you have enough staples for these. I overlapped the edges to cut down on the staple use and still used 500-750 staples for the ten rolls.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Thisoldman Very effective; easy to install
The erosion blanket is easy to install and quite effective. I was able to install it by myself relatively easily although having a second person help would make the task much faster and easier. I installed it about 2 months ago on the banks of a newly dug pond and with recent 4-5 inches of rain I was pleased to see it controlled the erosion and had lots of grass seed germinating underneath.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Felix Met the need
We had post-construction mud to cover until spring. This covered the most critical areas so we could get around our property. I did not order stakes and probably should have. However, we did have items to weigh down the corners.
The packaging could be improved with a simple strip of cardboard marking the edge of the mat and providing a place to cut the wrapping without damaging the product.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Homeowner Recently Installed
First off, great product for the price. Most comparative rolls were nearly twice as much. this has a nice layer of straw and seems quite durable during install. Covered about 4500 sq ft area with about 500 staples, found those cheaper elsewhere, it was amazoning. Using for seeding product, holds moisture well, blanket is doing its job, hopefully seeds will do theirs. Does unroll very easy except for about the last 20 feet or so. One person can do the job, but two people make the last part of the roll much less frustrating. Take care when cutting the blanket. It will seemed cut, but some of the fiber strands don't cut all the way through, so check befor you walk off with removed material.
July 21, 2014