Strawguard and Fiberguard
These erosion control mats are designed to be 100% biodegradable and prevent erosion from both wind and water until seeds have had time to germinate and develop strong roots. Made from either aspen wood fibers or straw these mats are designed to promote healthy landscapes. The aspen wood fiber mat is dyed green for a more attractive layer, while the straw is left its natural color.
For structural support a single layer of photodegradable netting is added to the top of the mat. This mat is designed to support seeds and fertilizer while the seeds germinate and take root. The mat then slowly degrades and adds organic material to the soil promoting microbial life. If large quantities of rain or wind are thwarting landscaping projects then this is the simple and effective answer.