Grade and shape the area of installation. If applicable, prepare seedbed by loosening 2” to 3” of topsoil. Application of lime and mixed grade fertilizer is recommended prior to seeding and installation of blankets & mattings. Make sure soil is free of clods, rocks, wood and other obstructions so that the blankets & mattings are in direct contact with soil.
In most cases, it is recommended that seeding be done prior to installation of blankets. For turf reinforcement mat and open weave matting, seeding is often done after matting installation. Best results are achieved when a veneer of soil is raked over the broadcast seeded surface. Straw or hay mulch may be added after seeding. All check slots and other areas disturbed during installation process should be re-seeded.
U-shaped metal staples (11-gauge minimum, 6” to 12” long) or wooden stakes (at least 12” long) can be used to anchor blankets to the ground. Keep a minimum edge distance of 2” from the edge of the blanket to the center of the staples or stakes.