Coir matting is a 100% biodegradable natural coconut fibre product with an open weave. It is spun and woven for extra strength and will last longer than equivalent jute matting products.
When used with vegetation it is mechanically strong enough to hold slopes together even after heavy rain. Also promotes the growth of new plants and stops the topsoil from drying out and damaging new growth.
Coir matting resists temperature and wind extremes while retaining humidity and reducing soil erosion.
Landscaping or roadsides
Natural regeneration sites
Coastal areas with high winds
Wetlands and riparian slopes
Can be fastened with a “u” shaped pin
Promotes growth of new plants
Reduces soil erosion
Lasts up to five years with optimum seasonal conditions
Tensile strength Light: 1208 x 690kg/m Medium: 1608 x 746kg/m Heavy: 2450 x 990kg/m
Weight Light: 400gsm Medium: 620gsm Heavy: 900gsm
Density material Light: 62% Medium: 57% Heavy: 41%
Coir matting is made from coconut fibre. It’s spun and woven for extra strength and durability and could last up to five years. This means it is made to last 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 coir matting 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 coir matting 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 the fine coir matting, which is 400 grams per square meter (GSM). This is used in scenarios where there’s very little water flow like a flat country. What was put down in the video above is the medium coir matting 700 GSM, which is used in most installations. We also have the heavy-duty coir matting which is a 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.