How Rain Gardens Help Remove Pollution


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Rain gardens, or bio-retention areas, are important factors in keeping fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants from entering Connecticut’s local bodies of water. When implemented in a construction project, rain gardens are a low-impact development techniques that help meet the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System’s (NPDES Phase II) requirements.

Stormwater Management

The mechanism by which rain gardens work to remove pollution is relatively simple they are built in recessed areas on flat or gently sloping land; the runoff water collected from the worksite begins pooling in the recessed area instead of entering creeks and drains. Top layer elements such as gravel and mulch help the garden to evenly disperse the pooled water (and to reduce local soil erosion). Once the water has been dispersed across the mulch or gravel layer, the underlying soil and plants’s root systems will then work to soak up the excess water.

Filtering Pollutants

Now that the runoff water has been redistributed and begins seeping down into the soil and plant roots via the top layer, the filtration process begins. The soil in a rain garden is an important part of the pollution filtering process; soil should be a good mix of clay, sand and compost as these are the main elements that work to treat pollutants in runoff water. Because lawns and gardens attract heavy foot traffic, it’s important that the soil used in rain gardens not be so compact that the water is not absorbed effectively. The plants selected for a rain garden are important as they both remove the excess water from the soil through evapotranspiration (the evaporation and movement of water through plants) and remove extra nutrients through ecological recycling  (the cycle of organic/inorganic matter into living matter).  The plants selected need to have healthy root systems; native species are a good choice for local rain gardens as they are hearty and have well-developed roots.

A Typical Home Rain Garden

These attractive gardens are an environmentally friendly landscape feature that developers, city planners and homeowners want to incorporate in their plans. Typically the first defense in protecting local bodies of water and wetlands from polluted stormwater runoff, rain gardens are key to effective stormwater management.

Key Takeaway

Rain gardens are good for the environment. They are low-impact landscape features that help reduce the level of chemical pollution in our nearby bodies of water. Further, rain gardens prevent local flooding and lawn damage. The various shrubs, grasses and trees that are planted in a rain garden attract wildlife and provide shelter for them. An added bonus for property owners is that rain gardens often attract insects and birds, reducing the amount of nearby mosquitoes. All Seasons Landscaping in Newington, CT, is experienced in installing attractive and efficient rain gardens. We routinely use native Connecticut plants in our work and take the issue of invasive species removal and control seriously. If you need landscaping contractors with expertise in rain garden installation, look no further than Newington\’92s All Seasons Landscaping.

Bio-Retention Areas: Rain Gardens


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Rain Gardens, also called bio-retention areas, are key components for erosion control and stormwater management. Following the EPA\’92s recommendations for low-impact development (LID), rain gardens use natural resources as a way to keep polluted stormwater away from bodies of water.

Recent NPDES Phase II Regulations and the Stormwater Pollution Protection Plan (SWPPP) have placed new importance upon erosion control, stormwater management, and bio-retention areas for use in modern landscaping.

Purpose of Rain Gardens

The main purpose of bio-retention areas is to improve the water quality of nearby streams, creeks, ponds, and lakes by preventing fertilizers and pesticides from entering them. Rain gardens are recessed areas of land typically made of soil, mulch, and native plants. They are designed to accommodate and drain runoff rainwater from nearby structures (roofs, parking lots and driveways). Property owners appreciate both the natural beauty of rain gardens and that they promote drainage (which help to reduce local flooding and damage). Depending upon a property\’92s needs, bio-retention cells can be large or small; they can be designed as several smaller gardens to minimize their overall impact.

Environmental Benefits of Rain Gardens

The EPA has stated that stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution today. Rain gardens work to minimize the stormwater runoff and pollutants that enter local rivers, streams and creeks (even the Long Island Sound). Stormwater that sinks into drains and surface waters can cause erosion, pollution, flooding and groundwater problems; rain gardens have been shown to positively reduce the amount of pollution by as much as a third. Rain gardens work to filter out pollutants from entering nearby bodies of water. As they are often planted with native plants, provide food as well, rain gardens also provide shelter for local wildlife.

Constructing Rain Gardens

Bio-retention areas can be designed to fit in with any landscape. Most rain gardens contain the following elements:

    • Grass
    • Pants
    • Mulch or gravel
    • Soil
    • Sand (to filter out pollutants) 

Depending upon their size and complexity, rain gardens can also be built with underdrain systems to direct the filtered excess water to nearby storm drains. Ideally, bio-retention areas should be located at least ten feet (but not more than 30 feet) away from runoff producing structures (such as driveways or roofs) to ensure adequate drainage.

Many shrubs and plants native to Connecticut such as Switchgrass and the Mountain Laurel) are ideal for rain gardens as natives typically need less fertilizer, pesticides, and watering than their exotic counterparts. Additionally, natives typically have extensive root systems that can easily accommodate storm-water drainage.

Key Takeaway

Low Impact Development (LID) and rain gardens are here to stay. The installation of bio-retention areas in a development or community is in compliance with the NPDES Phase II regulations and Storm Water Pollution Protection Plans for reducing water pollution.

All Seasons Landscaping knows rain gardens, native plants and wetlands planting; if your project requires installation of a rain garden, make All Seasons Landscaping your first and last call. We\’92ve been in the business since 1975 and we employ Best Management Practices for effective water pollution control (BMP). As one of the leading landscaping contractors in Connecticut, there\’92s no job too large for us; you can see examples of our work throughout Connecticut and the surrounding states.

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6 Tips For Choosing a Reliable Snow Removal Company in Connecticut


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The state of Connecticut is no stranger to frequent snow storms and icy conditions. Knowing how to choose a reliable snow removal company for your property is as important as owning a shovel. No two snow removal companies are alike. Some companies cater to smaller residential properties while some are experts in commercial snow removal. Regardless of whether your property is half an acre large or 100, the basics of how to choose a reliable snow removal company remain the same. Here are 6 useful tips for choosing a reliable snow removal company in Connecticut: snow-removal-home

1. Know the Snow Removal Company’s Reputation & Experience

It is important to find out how long a company has been operating. A reliable snow removal company has been in business for years, not days. Choose a company that has experience in handling properties similar to yours as you don\’92t want to be the company’s largest and most unwieldy client. Go with a company that knows the ins and outs of handling properties similar to yours.

2. Does the Contractor Perform the Work Themselves or Subcontract?

It is important to ask if the company will perform all of the services themselves, partially, or subcontract.  A lot of companies only act as ‘middle men’ and therefore do not perform the work themselves.   They rely on subcontractors to perform the services.  This is not necessarily bad, but you should determine before signing a contract who will be doing the work and dif feel comfortable with the subcontractors they have in place.

3. Know the Snow Removal Company’s Equipment

The equipment a snow removal company uses says a lot about the company itself. Professional snow removal equipment should be well cared for and in good condition. Be sure to ask about their plows and tools, especially for larger jobs. Find out if the company brings extra parts with them in case a repair is necessary.

4. Know the Snow Removal Company’s Coverage

Snow removal coverage varies from contract to contract. Be sure to know what is covered by the snow removal company you choose. Some snow removal companies, for example, do not clear and treat steps or walks in their standard contracts, but may be willing to include them. A good snow removal company will be willing to work with you on your requests.

5. Know the Snow Removal Company’s Contract

A good snow removal contract will be tailor-made specifically for your property\’92s needs. Some snow removal contracts charge per visit while others are good for an entire season. Depending upon your property, you may find that one type of contract may work far better for your needs than the other. You should discuss the benefits of each and determine which fits your best needs.

6. Know the Snow Removal Company’s Services

Experienced contractors offer their clients a wide selection of services. Professional snow removal companies should offer pre-treating for icy conditions to off-site snow removal and everything in between. Even if you won’t be needing these services, be sure that the company offers them (in case you need them in the future).

Key Takeaway

Does the snow removal company provide all of the services or none? A lot of companies only middle the work and hire subcontractors to provide the services. There are benefits to each. A company who provides services has more control and typically provides better customer services with lower prices. A company who middles and subcontracts their work typically has more resources available. These companies can often have the challenges of communication as the client’s requests and expectations are often not communicated correctly. Ask the contractor who will be in charge of the site, what portion of the equipment on site will be supplied by others.

With experience and equipment that can handle projects of any size, our team understands that timing during New England winters is crucial to keeping your business safe and accesible. Talk to us about your project and we will work with you to schedule a service plan that will match both your needs and budget.


Choosing the Right Wetland Plants in Connecticut


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One crucial decision during Connecticut Wetlands Planting is choosing the right plant. When restoring or planting in a wetlands area for the first time, it is important to choose native species.  While excess moisture would kill many non-native trees, shrubs, and flowers, native plants have adapted over time to thrive in these specific wetland ecosystems. They provide food for wildlife, help prevent run off, and aid in erosion control with their deep root systems. wetlands-home

Plants to Choose for Connecticut Wetlands Restoration

Every native species have their specific benefits. Below are a few hardy native species commonly considered for wetland planting in Connecticut and throughout New England. These choices not only look attractive, but help to maintain the environment as well.

Plant Name Benefit
Red Maple Vibrant, Fall Color
Pin Oak Vibrant, Fall Color
White Cedar Distinctive, Narrow, Tall Shape
Silky Dogwood White Flowers in the Spring, Food for Wildlife
Large Cranberry Food for Wildlife, Evergreen Foliage
Low or High Bush Blueberry White or Pink Flowers in Spring, Food for Wildlife
Virginia Spider Wort Long-lasting Purple Spring Flowers
Cinnamon Fern Attractive Fronds
Cattails Interesting Winter Appearance
Joe Pye Weed Pink and Purple Flowers in the Summer


Invasive Species Control and Removal

Some plants, even some seemingly innocuous plants, should be avoided at all costs. These invasive species can spread and choke out other wetlands vegetation in Connecticut, disrupting the fragile ecosystem. Most of these non-native plants arrived via boats, ships, and trains from other areas and are prohibited by Connecticut state law. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Sciences has identified a full list of invasive plants that need to be avoided at all costs.

The removal of existing invasive species can be difficult. The proper invasive species removal procedure depends on the type of plant and how it propagates. Plants that spread via rhizomes are best controlled by digging up all of the rhizome pieces as even a small segment can eventually grow into a full stand of plants. Underground barriers are also helpful in preventing the spread of rhizomes.

Plants that spread via seed are best controlled by cutting down the plant before the seed pod has had a chance to form, usually in the late spring or early summer.


Wetlands mitigation and keeping the Connecticut environment healthy requires effort from all of us. Knowing which plants are best suited to our fragile wetlands ecosystem (and which are not) is the first step to keeping our state beautiful for generations to come.

All Seasons Landscaping has all of the skills, experience, and knowledge to solve your wetlands planting problems on the toughest projects. Follow the button below to talk to us about your project.

The Importance of Landfill Erosion Control Through Hydroseeding


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Hydroseeding is changing the way Connecticut landfill owners manage their operations. This convenient technology replaces the need for dump trucks full of soil and the labor-intensive filling, spreading, and dumping of soil for a daily cover. Saving time and labor is just one of the many advantages to using hydroseeding for CT landfill erosion control. hammocks-hydroseed-full-2

Advantages to using Hydroseeding for Landfill Erosion Control and Daily Cover

Hydroseeding for Landfill Erosion Control offers several advantages over the traditional landfill daily cover of soil. Chief among these is efficiency. Using hydroseeding equipment to spread an approved alternate daily cover (ADC) of mulched recycled newspaper, polymers, and biological stimulants uses far fewer man-hours than hauling, tipping, and spreading dump trucks full of soil. Fewer man-hours mean lower labor costs and ultimately a healthier bottom line.

Dramatically lowering labor costs, however, is not the only benefit to using hydroseeding and an ADC. Such a landfill daily cover helps to prevent erosion by staying securely in place rather than being subject to mudslides and wind as dirt cover can be.

Hydroseeding and an ADC also help:

    • Repel vermin and other animals
    • Control dust
    • Help to prevent fire hazards
    • Reduce odor
    • Minimize blowing litter.

Hydroseeding with an ADC extends the life of your landfill. By reducing the air space that’s needed for soil cover, using an ADC can make your landfill handle more waste and last months, if not years, longer.

Hydroseeding helps Connecticut landfill operations stay within the EPA’s Phase II NPDES Storm Water Management program and Storm Water Pollution Protection plan guidelines. Using ADC as a daily and final cover is an effective method of drainage and erosion control in Connecticut landfills. This blown-in cover stays in place, unlike traditional soil covers that can shift during severe weather, causing potentially hazardous run-off. Not only do ADCs stay in place, but the polymers and recycled paper in the mixture help to absorb moisture rather than letting the rainwater pool at the base of the landfill.

Key Takeaways 

If you’re not using an ADC and hydroseeding for your Connecticut landfill erosion control, you’re missing out on an affordable, fast, and effective way to control erosion and help your company improve its bottom line. If you haven’t already started using an ADC, it’s time to consider using this technology in your operation.

When you are in a bind, All Seasons Landscaping has the experience and skill to solve your Connecticut Landfill Erosion Control quickly and effectively. If you are need of hydroseeding services please click the button below to talk to us about your project.


CT Erosion Control Guidelines: When to Use an Erosion Control Blanket


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Connecticut erosion control guidelines as well as those by the U.S. EPA encourage the use erosion control blankets to prevent pollution from storm water run-off and to help keep soil in place on steep grades. In fact, by 2014, all construction projects that disturb 10 or more acres of land will be required to submit an erosion control plan in writing to obtain the necessary permits. Erosion control blankets are one solution to this problem. Such devices are available in a variety of forms, both temporary and permanent, and can benefit a number of different types of job sites in a variety of industries.

Types of Erosion Control Blankets

There are 14 classes of erosion control blankets, each designed for specific uses and job sites. Within each broad category, there are different weights, designed for different grades and to withstand different stress levels. erosion-control-home

    • Netting — Made of natural fiber mesh, this type of temporary CT erosion control is useful for landscapers and helps to keep mulch and seed in place for a short period of time, such as until the plants are mature enough to offer their own erosion control. This netting also helps to keep the ground at a consistent temperature and moisture level, helping seeds to germinate and develop more quickly.
    • Biodegradable erosion control blanket — This type of blanket is made from natural materials and lasts from one to five years. This product is ideal for temporary job sites, such as new commercial construction sites, that will be completed during the one to five-year time frame.
    • Permanent turf reinforcement mat — Some job sites, such as highway projects, require more permanent erosion control. For instance, DOT erosion control in Connecticut requires that all DOT projects in the state use matting for stabilization to minimize run off on exposed slopes during the winter months.
    • Permanent erosion control blanket — This type of permanent erosion control is useful for those working in CT landscape construction. It can be used around ponds to keep the water from wearing down the sides and destroying vegetation.

All types of blankets are non-toxic both to plants and humans while requiring little maintenance.

Whether you work in landscaping, new home or commercial building construction or road construction, erosion control blankets are an effective solution to a number of soil problems. They can help your company meet the new EPA regulations and concentrate on getting your job done.

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If you are in need of soil erosion control in CT contact All Seasons Landscaping. We have decades of proven experience with several types of erosion control methods. To learn more visit our website here or click the photograph below to submit your soil erosion project.

The Cost of Hydroseeding in Connecticut


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There are many variables that determine the cost of Hydroseeding in Connecticut. Hydroseeding costs are typically based on a per square foot basis. That is, when the total square feet of an area is determined after considering all the factors, the contractor will determine a price for the whole job and divide it by the total square feet to come up with a unit price per square foot. hammocks-hydroseed-full-1

So what factors are considered?

    • Location (travel distance)
    • Size of project
    • Accessibility
    • Availability of water
    • Products to be used (seed mixture, fertilizer, fiber, and additives)
    • Prevailing wage or Open shop

Let\’92s look at each factor and discuss how it affects price.


Travel time is a critical factor in determining the cost of a hydroseeding project. More time spent traveling means more labor, fuel, and equipment costs that will need to be recovered. In the commercial hydroseeding industry this can be misleading.  When a contractor is set up for hydroseeding they will typically have projects statewide and may be able to perform two jobs in a day. A contractor that has multiple trucks will often be more efficient as they can be in more locations in the same period of time. This may reduce costs.


Size is a critical factor in determining the cost of hydroseeding as well. The larger the project is, the less of a factor travel becomes. Recovering the cost of travel is much less of a factor on a large scale shoot than it would be on a smaller project. What is small and what is large? This will depend on the contractor and what size equipment they utilize. As a general rule, the larger hydroseeding contractors can apply (under ideal conditions) 7-10 acres of hydroseed per truck and crew, per working day.


Hydroseeding can be applied in two methods; One is applying the materials through a large hose and the other is spraying from what is known as a \’93turret\’94 on top of the actual machine. Generally speaking, using a hose makes reaching difficult areas easier, but it also takes substantially longer than a turret. If the site is easily accessible and the truck can drive right on with the operator spraying from the turret, the time required to complete the project will be significantly less than if the crew is required to pull a hose repeatedly to gain reach hard to access the target areas.

Availability of Water

Water is a key element in the hydroseeding mix. A large hydroseeder requires more than 3000 gallons per each tank of mix. Depending on what materials are used and at what rates they are applied, a large hydro eeder can cover from \’bd to 1 acre per mixture. On a larger project multiple mixes may be required. Filling a truck by hydrant is the fastest way and when a hydrant is not available, pumping from a clean water source (pond or stream) would be the second choice. Usually filling with a garden hose is too cost prohibitive to even consider. It simply takes much too long to complete this prilimary task.


Besides water there are 3 elements that are typically included in a standard hydroseed mix; Mulch, Seed & Fertilizer. Today there are more choices for these materials than there are flavors of ice cream at the local supermarket. In addition, mulch can be upgraded to more complex products such as Bonded Fiber Matrix or Flexible Growth Medium. Seed, depending on variety, can range in price from $1-3 per pound. In cases where special mixes are required, (wetland applications, etc.) prices can exceed even $100 per pound.

Prevailing Wage or Open Shop

Labor rates will also play an important role when determining the cost of hydroseeding projects.  It is important to know and understand prevailing wage rates.   Another factor to take into consideration on prevailing wage projects is the time associated with the reporting of certified payrolls and materials.   Open-Shop jobs are more straight forward as only federal and state minimum wage laws must be followed.

Key Takeaway

As one can see, there are a multitude of factors that affect the cost of hydroseeding in Connecticut and across the country. Without knowing each of the variables listed above it simply is not possible to responsibly determine the cost of applying the hydroseed mix. Determine your situation and requirements and then contact a hydroseeding professional to get an accurate quote of what your projects cost will be.

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Hydroseeding Products: Conwed Wood Fiber 1000 vs. 2000


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When choosing a hydroseed or soil erosion product for your next project, slope, vegetation and surrounding areas are of main concern. Being aware of the new technology that is emerging and understanding how spending a little more on product that has been proven to be effective will actually increase your overall profitability and success. erosion-control-home

There are multiple products on the market that can be used to complete these projects. The following article describes the differences between Conwed Wood Fiber 1000 and 2000. These are just a few of the options available. To learn more about hydro seed and erosion control products download our new ebook, “The Right Product to Use for Your Next Hydroseed or Erosion Control Job”.

Benefits of Conwed Wood Fiber 1000

Soil erosion projects are completed on all different size slopes. Steeper slopes require products that will create a stronger bond. Conwed Fibers’ wood products are ideal for critical slopes with up to 2:1 slopes.

Conwed Wood Fiber utilizes heat and pressure that breaks wood down into more fibrous material with greater surface area that results in better yield and coverage. The solution creates an interlocking matrix for better erosion control protection and allows for improved oxygen transfer. This method creates an ideal environment for faster germination.

Benefits of Conwed Fiber 2000

This product is ideal for erosion control and re-vegetation for protection on difficult sites and conditions where the weather calls for an extra measure of protection. It is very effective for rough graded slopes.

Conwed Fiber 1000 vs. 2000

Conwed Fibers Hydro Mulch 2000 is a 100% wood fiber but has a premium tackifier included. This tackifier is a pre-blended high-viscosity, organic polysaccharide tackifier that results in superior erosion control performance. This tackifier eliminates the need of the extra step and mess of field mixing. This product reduces soil loss and enhances germination while holding 13.5 times its own weight in water for incredible establishment. Conwed Fiber 2000 meets or exceeds all requirements for wood fiber mulch.

Other Hydroseeding and Erosion Control Products

Other products include Pro Matrix Engineered Fiber Matrix, Flexterra (HP-FGM) High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium and Bonded Fiber Matrix. To learn more about these products download our entire ebook by clicking the photo below.

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Choosing the Best Product for your CT Hydro seeding Project


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The Spring and Fall seasons result in an increased need and high demand for hydroseed and erosion control services. While some may still argue in favor of laid erosion control blanket solutions, hydraulic products that can be sprayed in a timely and environmentally safe manner are proving to be a better option.

Every soil erosion and hydroseeding project has specific job site requirements and details that if aren\’92t maintained properly can destroy the outcome of the job site, have costly benefits and break regulations that will result in hefty fines. When taking on a new job it is essential to choose the appropriate product.

Our new resource “Choose the Right Product for Your Next Hydroseed or Erosion Control Job” defines popular products that are used for hydro seeding and soil erosion control. This resource focuses only on sprayed applications; the benefits of each and when to use them. Using a spray mix of wood fibers or nutrients helps manage soil and water mixes while establishing vegetation. This breakthrough technology combined with professional landscaping contractors and the proper equipment delivers superior onsite results for erosion control and vegetation establishment.

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The Effect Natural Disasters have on Hydroseed & Erosion Control


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While natural disasters such as floods, fires, hurricanes and tornados can destroy miles of property in a short amount of time, everyday weather such as wind, rain and snow can also cause just as many problems on our jobsites. The unpredictable weather patterns inherent of our New England climate have a huge impact on the Earths soil, creating concerns for erosion control, storm water runoff control, and the creation of new developments. This makes soil protection a major priority for our industry. erosion-control-home

Something we cannot control is the affect that Mother Nature has on our environment. The damage caused can be devastating. For example, not only can fires destroy mass amounts of homes, but land as well. Hillsides and large areas of open land that are left exposed can become overwhelmed with rain, causing soil to slide and pour onto highways, waterways and homes.

It is then up to the professionals to try and fix the damage caused by weather. While this is a substantial job to complete, there are several methods and types of equipment that can help restore damaged areas and protect existing areas of the Earth\’92s soil.


Hydroseeding is a method that prevents soil erosion and creates an environment that is beneficial for plant growth because it is a combination of water, wood fiber mulch, seed and fertilizer.

With the new types of improved equipment available, it is becoming easier to hydro seed larger areas in a more efficient amount of time. The equipment is beneficial because it is able to access hard-to-reach areas, as well as use a variety of materials in each machine. The machines come in several different sizes in order to best complete individual jobs. Hydro seed makes it possible to plant seed, apply fertilizer, and install erosion control measures in individual applications, or combine them all together in one single application. Hydroseed when combined with a Flexible Growth Medium (FGM) and Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) allows water to run down a slope when it rains. When mulch is added and applied with seed, erosion issues are taken care of.

Hydro seed continues to be one of the easiest, cost and time efficient methods for controlling soil erosion and vegetation problems on job sites.

Erosion Control Matting and Blankets

Erosion control mats and blankets are other forms of erosion control protection for use on steep to moderate slopes, new landscaped areas, and drainage swales, channels, and ditches. These biodegradable devices are anchored into the ground with pins or staples, and have lots of ridges and crevices that help slow down the velocity of water, increasing water infiltration into the soil. These covers are often used during establishment of seed to increase germination while preventing erosion and storm water runoff on difficult sites. Erosion control mats and blankets can be made out of woven synthetic or natural fibers, or both. Some common materials are straw, coconut fiber, aspen fiber, jute, and polypropylene. There are different grades of these materials, depending on the severity of the slope and potential for high water runoff.

Hiring the right Landscaping Contractor

Investing in equipment for hydro seed or mulching can save your company significant time and money.  While it is a large investment the need to preserve our Earths soil has become greater than ever with the recent natural disasters that have been occurring. It is imperative that companies have the necessary equipment and knowledge to complete these jobs correctly and efficiently. Proven experience from subcontractors makes it easier for contractors to complete soil erosion or hydro seed projects on their construction sites quickly and efficiently.