Jute Matting is an organic geotextile which aids in weed and erosion control. An environmentally friendly way of protecting young trees and shrubs by reducing competing weeds and the need to use damaging herbicide.
Because the Jute Matting allows both air and water to pass unimpeded through its construction, the soil beneath it can breathe, promoting the growth of desired plants while reducing evaporation and minimizing watering needs.
Jute Matting is the simplest, safest, and most cost-effective method of promoting new growth on the worst affected slopes because it enhances water filtration while protecting precious topsoils.
Landscaping or roadsides
Coastal areas with high winds
Wetlands and riparian slopes
Weed Control: The thick natural material stops sunlight from promoting weed growth.
Water Retention: The matting increases water retention which aids the establishment of long term vegetation. It also reduces watering costs.
Erosion Control: Installing jute matting will suppress weed growth, retain moisture and protect the topsoil from eroding.
Fine Jute Matting has no scrim and is used as a lighter alternative.
Heavy Jute Matting is used for sand dunes and requires 300mm pins on soft and steep ground.
Can be fastened with a “U” shaped pin, link below.
How long can I expect my jute matting to last? Generally, jute matting will last 12 – 36 months. Factors that impact the length of time are the thickness and the weather conditions.
How will I know what weight of jute matting will work for me? The medium 620gsm or 750gsm will suit 99% of jobs. The extra the thickness the longer lifespan your just will have. If you want to discuss the specifics of your needs feel free to contact us at 1300 130 123.
Will my jute matting come with the fastening pins? Fastening pins are not included with jute matting purchases. Although we do have a variety of fastening pins on offer here.
Can I use jute matting to promote the growth of mature plants? Jute matting is used to retain moisture and supress weeds, it does not directly promote grow of plants. We recommend a combination of weed control solutions such as jute combined with fertilizer for plant growth promotion.
Can jute matting withstand long periods of rainfall? Jute matting is 100% bio-degradable and natural and can withstand long periods of rainfall. The thicker the matting is, the longer it will withstand.