How to control coastal erosion

How to control coastal erosion


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Coastal erosion occurs when tides or wind carry the sand sediment away from the shore and move them into the ocean. This means there is less land above water and more below.

Certain factors can worsen erosion such as heavy storms or destruction of plants. But with our help, you’ll be able to control coastal erosion effectively and quickly.

Keep reading to discover what products you can use.

Coir matting

This matting is sourced from coconut fibres, making it ideal for beach erosion control. It is made from a weaved netting material that is 100% biodegradable yet is a permanent solution.

Coir matting

Coir matting is placed where vegetation is still able to grow. It will allow moisture to nourish plant life, while providing much needed stability to the sand and combat water and wind erosion.

Coir matting is a highly effective solution for coastal erosion — and the natural fibres make it ideal for plant and animal life as well. It is long-lasting and easy to install. You can apply it and leave it for years to come.

Jute matting

Another erosion solution is jute matting. Like coir matting, it is also environmentally friendly. The main difference is that it isn’t weaved, but rather resembles a blanket.

It has the same easy installation process and allows water and air to pass through well, so vegetation will still be nourished. In fact, it controls evaporation, allowing plant life to stay moist for longer.

Jute matting is lightweight and the thicker material stops sunlight from promoting weed growth. This helps maintain a beautiful-looking coast while allowing the desired plants to thrive unhindered.

Jute matting

It is highly effective at preventing high winds and water from removing sand sediment and helps stabilise the ground. Also, by promoting plant growth, it facilitates strong root growth which fights against erosion.

Jute matting is ideal for slopes and sand dunes as most coastal terrains are uneven.

Tree guards

A more long-term strategy for mitigating coastal erosion is to plant or sustain a luscious vegetative shore.

Vegetation helps stabilise the ground and reduce erosion. Planting trees and then placing tree guards is the best protection for the young saplings until they are rooted enough.

Eucalyptus trees, for example, are great for coasts as they have deep roots and can control water amounts.

Tree guards

Tree guards themselves, while in place to protect trees, will inadvertently help control wind erosion. The coast is a thriving ecosystem of activity — and anything to help stabilise the vegetation is worth the endeavour.


There are other water-based methods of helping control erosion such as break walls and groins, but here at All Stake Supply, we specialise in land erosion control solutions.

For more information regarding any of the products listed or other areas of erosion control, contact our friendly team of experts at 1300 130 123. Our knowledgeable staff have years of experience and a wide range of products to provide you with a tailored solution.