What is Curlex blanket?

What is Curlex blanket?

Developed in the early 60’s, Curlex excelsior blankets are specifically designed to actually promote ideal growing conditions for grass seed, while simultaneously protecting topsoil from wind and water erosion. Curlex excelsior blankets have long passed the test of time.

How long does Curlex last?

Short-Term Erosion Blankets include Straw Blankets and Single Net Curlex® Blankets. This group of erosion mats can last up to 18 months (depending on soil and site conditions) and are applicable for mild to moderate slopes.

What is Curlex used for?

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What is Curlex made of?

American Excelsior’s patented Curlex® fibers are made from 100% Great Lakes Aspen wood fibers. The end of each wood fiber is curled and barbed which distinguishes it from the flat straw fiber. The curled wood fibers interlock with each other and with the soil to create an intimate connection.

Who makes Curlex?

American Excelsior Company—the inventor of the Curlex® brand and biodegradable erosion control blankets—has been the most trusted name in erosion control for 50 years.

Does Curlex decompose?

organically biodegrade for approximately 90 days after installation – long after full vegetation in most cases. Curlex excelsior blankets break up rainfall impact upon fiber contact.

What is Curlex?

Curlex is the original erosion control blanket. It is engineered specifically with Great Lakes Aspen curled wood fibers which promote ideal growing conditions for grass seed, while also protecting the topsoil from erosion.

How do you install Curlex?

Curlex blankets shall be centered to offset a seam in the middle of the waterway. They shall be installed in the same direction as the water flow. The adjoining blankets shall be installed away from the center of channel and concentrated water flow. They shall be secured by a common row of staples.

Can you seed over erosion blanket?

“When erosion is not a big factor, and it’s the right time of the year, we can overseed, put seed in the ground, and not just on the top.

Is Curlex biodegradable?

The multi-directional Curlex fiber matrix is bound by photo-degradable, biodegradable, or permanent netting. Typical applications include highway embankments, ditch bottoms and slopes, urban drainage, and much more!

How long do erosion blankets last?

These blankets are made with agricultural straw and a biodegradable net that are sewn together. If the blanket should last for up to one year, there are thicker options made with the same material, or wood shavings and natural fibers. Extended length blankets are intended to protect an area for up to 2 years.

Can you seed on top of erosion blanket?

Planting grass seed does not always result in a thick carpet of green grass. In fact, many of the seeds don’t even germinate because they are washed away by rain water. To prevent this loss of seed, you can cover the new planting area with an erosion mat, sometimes also called an erosion blanket.

How do you plant grass with an erosion control blanket?

If you have a large area, turn a sprinkler on the area and allow the blankets to become wet to the point of runoff. Water the blankets to keep them thoroughly moist until grass sprouts through the blanket. Allow the grass sprouts to grow to around 2 to 3 inches tall before you mow those areas.

When should you remove straw blanket from new grass?

Until grass seedlings are 2 to 3 inches tall, they should remain covered by a straw mulch and foot traffic should be avoided. Grass seedlings will typically take from three to five weeks to reach this height, although it may be different depending on weather conditions.

Do you have to remove erosion control blanket?

You don’t have to remove the blanket, so it’s a one-time process. Proper maintenance allows the blanket to biodegrade, but we’ll cover care tips later in the post. It usually takes a couple of years for erosion control blankets to fully break down, but they’re non-invasive and out of sight.

How long should you leave germination sheets down?

Seed sown during favourable soil/air temperatures (above 10OC) will germinate anything between seven to fourteen days. However, under the cover of a germination sheet, these times can be reduced to five to seven days, and even quicker if the seed has been chitted.

Can I mow over straw netting?

Generally, as long as your lawn netting is close to the ground, you should be safe to mow over it. Most times, weeds will kick up sections of your net, which is when you want to either cut the area and remove it or push any lifted mesh back down.

Can you put too much straw on grass seed?

Grass seed germination can be inhibited if you cover the ground too thickly with straw. Straw can blow around and detract from the look of the new lawn until mowed for the first time. You’ll need to rake off the unsightly straw after the grass is up, but will also risk damaging young grass blades and roots if you do.