The High Performance Blanket Alternative Advantage

High Per­for­mance Blan­ket Alter­na­tive (HPBA) rep­re­sents a new gen­er­a­tion of high per­for­mance mulches, and a new phi­los­o­phy on what pre­mium mulch should be. We believe that elite ero­sion con­trol does not need to com­pro­mise plant estab­lish­ment, and that ulti­mately the best ero­sion con­trol comes from healthy veg­e­ta­tion. To achieve this, we unlocked the ero­sion poten­tial of flax fibres, some of the strongest plant fibres nature has to offer and inte­grated them into our mulch for­mula. Our pro­pri­etary tack­i­fier for­mula has been opti­mized to bind fibres together and adhere them to the soil while pre­serv­ing mois­ture in the soil where plants need it most. HPBA is designed to closely con­tour with the soil sur­face and pro­vide a sta­bi­liz­ing fibre matrix in a thin rein­forced layer. This allows for ero­sion pro­tec­tion while main­tain­ing seed to soil con­tact. This is the secret behind excel­lent ero­sion pro­tec­tion and rapid plant estab­lish­ment.

Innovation for Extreme 2:1 Slopes and Difficult Environments

HPBA mulches have been designed for per­for­mance in some of the tough­est envi­ron­ments nature has to offer from the Cana­dian North, to the cen­tral Amer­i­can trop­ics.  These are the fea­tures that can be expected with HPBA mulches:

  • Rapid mulch cur­ing with some ero­sion pro­tec­tion in 2–3 hours and full ero­sion pro­tec­tion in 24 hours
  • A mulch fibre matrix that can last well over 12 months with­out impair­ing plant growth
  • A favor­able car­bon to nitro­gen ratio that mim­ics what occurs nat­u­rally in nature
  • Close con­tour­ing to soil sur­face
  • Easy mix­ing and high tank load­ing capac­ity

HPBA is designed with nature in mind and is non-toxic and made with fully biodegrad­able organic ingre­di­ents

Application Rates

High Per­for­mance Blan­ket Alter­na­tive (HPBA) is designed to pro­vide pre­mium BFM (Bonded Fibre Matrix) per­for­mance for steep slopes in dif­fi­cult envi­ron­ments. The fol­low­ing rates are rec­om­mended for instal­la­tion:

Slope Rec­om­mended Rate (kg/ha) Rec­om­mended Rate

(lbs/acre)

Bags per acre
Mod­er­ate to 3:1 slope 3368 3000 60
3:1 to 2:1 slope 3930 3500 70
Greater than 2:1 slope 4,490 4000 80

Instal­la­tion Guide­lines

HPBA is a one-step mulch prod­uct that allows the appli­ca­tor to install seed, fer­til­izer, and mulch in one pass when required. HPBA is also designed for high tank load­ing capac­ity, allow­ing appli­ca­tors the abil­ity to apply more mulch per tank load. For opti­mal results:

  1. Fill hydroseed­ing tank 1/3 full with water and add seed, and fer­til­izer at the spec­i­fied rate.
  2. Agi­tate the tank with the auger at 2/3 rpm and begin adding the mulch while water is con­tin­u­ally added.
  3. Mix one bag of HPBA mulch (22.7kg) per 100 gal­lons of water and con­tinue agi­tat­ing until all of the mulch is added.
  4. Con­tinue agi­tat­ing the mulch at 2/3 until com­pletely dis­persed in the slurry. Ide­ally all of the mulch, fer­til­izer, and seed will be added to the tank but the time it is ¾ full.
  5. Com­plete tank fill­ing.
  6. Reduce auger speed to ½ and spray HPBA either by hose or by can­non.
  7. Ensure that HPBA is applied to the slope in two dif­fer­ent direc­tions if pos­si­ble to min­i­mize the risk of “spray shadow”.