With all types of land restoration projects, residential or commercial, small or large-scale, land erosion is one of the greatest threats. If left unchecked, land erosion can result in considerable financial losses, as well as many labour hours wasted.
One very effective way of preventing land erosion is to install coir matting. It is an open-weaved sheet of 100% biodegradable natural coconut fibre thread. Weaving the product provides it with additional strength against land erosion, as well as making it last longer than other erosion control products, such as jute matting.
Coir matting is designed to be partnered with vegetation during natural regeneration projects as the vegetation provides it with enough strength to prevent any land erosion, even after long periods of heavy rain. As a result, it is developed to be the perfect partner to vegetation, promoting the growth of any new plants and preventing the loss of moisture from the topsoil.
Although coir matting is completely biodegradable, it is designed to be a permanent solution to any land erosion issue, being able to resist extreme winds and temperature whilst still maintaining moisture and preventing and land erosion.
Natural regeneration sites
Coastal areas with high winds
Wetlands and riparian slopes
Features and Benefits:
Promotes the growth of new plants
Reduces soil erosion
Can be fasted with a U-shaped pin
Lasts up to five years with optimum seasonal conditions
Coir matting offers a long-lasting, easy-to-install and environmentally-friendly solution to any land erosion issue. Its features encourage a “set and forget” approach to the issue, due to its ease of installation and its limited maintenance requirements.
Roll size 2 x 25m
Area covered 50m2
Light: 1208 x 690kg/m
Medium: 1608 x 746kg/m
Heavy: 2450 x 990kg/m
Coir matting is one of the most effective and environmentally-friendly erosion control products available. If you’re looking for high-quality coir matting for your next natural regeneration project, think All Stake Supply. We’re one of Sydney’s leading suppliers of erosion control projects and our friendly team will be able to help you find the right product for your project. If you’d like to learn more, call our team today on 1300 120 123.
Coir matting, made from coconut fibre, is spun and woven for extra strength and durability and could last up to five years. Coir fibre lasts longer than its equivalent jute matting products. It’s used in riparian areas, wetlands, mining, and landscape area for soil stabilisation.
When installing your matting, you’ll need the following equipment:
Installing your matting on a hill you’ll need a trench digger to dig a trench, so you can secure the top of the matting to the top of the hill.
When securing the matting to the ground, you have a choice of three pins. On a loose sandy country, you’ve got a 300-mil pin. On an undulating country, you’ll need the 200-mil pin. And on flat terrain, the 150-mil pin.
You’ll need a rubber mallet to drive the pins into the ground.
To install the pins quickly, you can use a tackler staple gun with pin cartridges.
Finally, you’ll need a pair of scissors to cut the mat into place.
Steps to install coir matting
First, make sure that the site is free of debris and weeds. If you are planting into the matting, it’s preferable to add around 50-millimetre layer of topsoil.
Pin the natural fibre into the trench, at the top of the slope. Then roll it down to the base.
Backfill your trench and unfold your bail down the slope.
The product comes in panel sizes that are 2 metres wide by 25 metres long. So, if you need to cut a section off, you can easily use some sharp scissors.
As you’re adding your second rolls of coir matting, make sure they overlap by a hundred mil.
For large-scale installations, you may want to use the tackler gun, which has a cartridge of pins of 37. With hand and foot motion, it’s a lot easier to put the pins into the ground.
When you finish pinning the coir matting to the surface, you can then start putting your plants in the ground.
We have three varieties of coir matting at All Stake Supply. We have a fine option, which is 400 grams per square meter (GSM). Used in scenarios where there’s very little water flow like a flat country. In the video above, the matting used is the medium 700 GSM, which is used in most installations. We also have the heavy-duty options, which come in 900 GSM and is used in areas with high water flow such as swales and around drainage areas.
Coir matting is truly a great product for soil stabilisation. For more information, call All Stake Supply on 1300 130 123.
Is coir matting right for me?
This product is ideal for weed management, landscaping and erosion control. It is perfect for moisture retention while being a biodegradable option. It makes it suitable for both commercial and residential use. The best way to determine if coir matting is right for you is to contact one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members. The information on the page will give excellent guidelines, but perhaps your situation requires a tailored solution. If after reading the page you still don’t know which product to choose, we are happy to help.
What is coir matting made from
Coir matting is a natural product made from coconut husk fibres. It is 100% biodegradable and is extremely durable. It is also water-resistant and highly resilient.
What are the applications of coir matting
It is suitable for a wide range of commercial or residential uses. Some applications include: Landscaping, slopes, roadside, natural regeneration sites, mining, high wind coastal areas and wetlands.
Do you deliver coir matting?
We offer delivery Australia-wide for our products. Contact us for a specific quote based on your location.
Will my coir matting need replacing?
Although biodegradable, this product is an excellent permanent solution and will last an extremely long time when installed and used correctly. Also, our products are made from high-quality fibres increasing the durability and lifespan. You won’t need to replace coir matting for many years even after permanent usage.
Do you offer wholesale options?
Yes! We sell directly to the public and ship wholesale. For a custom order size just contact us directly!