Our Stabilized Mulch Matrix mulches are designed as cost effective mulch solutions suitable for moderate slopes in a wide range of environments. They have been designed with fast plant establishment first and foremost in mind. We have unlocked the erosion control potential of flax fibres, some of the strongest plant fibres known in the plant kingdom. Our mulch formula closely contours to the soil surface and is designed to maximize seed to soil contact. This reduces seedling mortality during establishment and provides vegetation with the kickstart it needs for rapid plant growth.
Our proprietary tackifier and flax fibre formulas allow our Stabilized Mulch Matrix mulches to provide high performance erosion control in many environments, offering a solution to situations where performance more like a BFM (Bonded Fibre Matrix) is required.
Innovation for Moderate Slopes and Everyday Environments
Stabilized Mulch Matrix (SMM) is our mulch solution for the everyday environment offering good performance and excellent plant establishment. These are some of the features that can be expected in our SMM 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 up to 12 months without impairing plant growth
A favorable carbon to nitrogen ratio that mimics what naturally occurs in nature
Close contouring to soil surface
Easy mixing and high tank loading capacity
SMM is designed with nature in mind and is non-toxic and made with fully biodegradable organic ingredients
Stabilized Mulch Matrix(SMM) mulches are designed to provide excellent plant establishment on moderate slopes. The following rates are recommended for installation:
Recommended Rate (kg/ha)
Bags per acre
Moderate to 3:1 slope
3:1 to 2:1 slope
Greater than 2:1 slope
SMM is a one-step mulch product that allows the applicator to install seed, fertilizer, and mulch in one pass when required. SMM is also designed for high tank loading capacity, allowing applicators the ability to apply more mulch per tank load. For optimal results:
Fill hydroseeding tank 1/3 full with water and add seed, and fertilizer at the specified rate.
Agitate the tank with the auger at 2/3 rpm and begin adding the mulch while water is continually added.
Mix one bag of SMM mulch (22.7kg) per 100 gallons of water and continue agitating until all of the mulch is added.
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.
Complete tank filling.
Reduce auger speed to ½ and spray SMM either by hose or by cannon.
Ensure that SMM is applied to the soil in two different directions if possible to minimize the risk of “spray shadow”.