The Stabilized Mulch Matrix Advantage

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

Application Rates

Sta­bi­lized Mulch Matrix (SMM) mulches are designed to pro­vide excel­lent plant estab­lish­ment on mod­er­ate slopes. The fol­low­ing rates are rec­om­mended for instal­la­tion:

Slope Rec­om­mended Rate (kg/ha) Rec­om­mended Rate

(lbs/acre)

Bags per acre
Mod­er­ate to 3:1 slope 2582 2300 46
3:1 to 2:1 slope 3368 3000 60
Greater than 2:1 slope 3930 3500 70

Instal­la­tion Guide­lines

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:

  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 SMM 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 SMM either by hose or by can­non.
  7. Ensure that SMM is applied to the soil in two dif­fer­ent direc­tions if pos­si­ble to min­i­mize the risk of “spray shadow”.