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Coir Mat - Biodegradable Erosion Control Matting Roll - Made From Natural Coconut Fibers - Lasts 2-5 years

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Control erosion anywhere with coir matting rolls!

Stop soil erosion on slopes, hillsides, riverbanks, and oceanfront properties with Sandbaggy coir matting rolls! Our coir matting provides 2-5 years of erosion control protection, even on steep slopes (up to 2:1) and slopes that have no vegetation! This is 5 times longer than standard jute netting or straw blankets.

Also known as a coconut mat, Sandbaggy coir mats are an eco-friendly erosion control product. Made from 100% natural coconut fibers, our matting will biodegrade into the ground after 2-5 years becoming fertilizer for the plants.

Our coir matting meets or exceeds DOT requirements for an erosion control product.

How Sandbaggy Coir Matting Protects Your Property

Coir Mats are used to stabilize soil and/or promote plant growth by allowing vegetation to take root. Use them for:

  • Slopes
  • Riverbanks
  • Wetlands
  • Shorelines
  • Deserts

How Sandbaggy Coir Mat Stopped Soil Erosion on a Steep Hillside

Our coir matting rolls are so easy to install, it only took this customer 2 hours to install it on a steep slope in her yard.

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    • Material: 100% coconut fiber
      • No synthetic materials
      • 100% biodegradable: no cleanup necessary, eco-friendly
    • Approximate Opening Size (Holes): 1 Inch by 1 Inch
    • Staples Required Per Roll: 200-250 Landscape Staples
    • Slope: Up to 2:1
    • Roll Size:
      • 4 ft by 30 ft (120 sq ft)
      • 4 ft by 80 ft (320 sq ft)
      • 4 ft by 165 ft (660 sq ft)

    100% Biodegradable - Made from natural coconut fibers

    Coir matting is biodegradable because it's made from natural coconut fibers! This makes coir matting an eco friendly erosion control option.

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    • Stop erosion immediately: Whether you want to stabilize slopes or control erosion, coir matting will do the job. 
    • Here's how Coir Matting stops erosion: During storms, rain hits the ground at approximately 20 MPH. This high velocity of water dislodges soil and causes erosion on a hillside.

      When Coir Matting is installed, it acts as a layer or pillow that absorbs a majority of the impact/velocity from rainwater. The soil will still get wet, but the impact of the rainwater hitting the soil is substantially reduced which stops soil from dislodging. In the openings of the matting, rain water will still hit/dislodge the soil, but the netting 1 inch underneath will capture the soil and not allow it to roll down the hill.

      The key to an effective erosion solution is to place staples every 1-3 feet apart, ensuring good contact between the soil and the Coir Mat. 
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    • Lasts 4-10X longer than straw blankets or jute (6 month life): The strong coconut fibers in coir matting allow it to last 2-5 years, even when a slope has no vegetation
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    • Can be submerged in water: Coir matting can protect against erosion on oceans, lakes, and rivers/streams, even when submerged in water. This is great for waterfront properties with erosion from waves.
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    • Protect Burned Hillsides After Wildfire: After a wildfire, the biggest threat remains - erosion. To protect from erosion, Sandbaggy Coir Matting should be installed before the next rainstorm 
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    • Easy installation: Unroll the coir mat and secure it to the ground with landscape staples, whether on a hillside or a shoreline
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    Slope Erosion Control On A Malibu Nature Preserve

    After multiple wildfires and big rainstorms, erosion became an increasingly larger issue at the Malibu Nature Preserve. They decided to order 10 rolls of this Coir Mat and cover about 6000 square feet of exposed soil. After installation, this Coir Mat has stopped erosion on their hillsides. 

    In the Press

    Sandbaggy Coir Matting has been written up by Fox, Daily Herald, MarketWatch and other news outlets for its specially designed extended life fabric. 

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    Installation Instructions

    1. Prepare the soil by raking the area free of stones and clods. A Bobcat or tractor may be needed for large jobs. Do not compact. If using fertilizer, add it to the soil before grading.
    2. Seeds and Mulch (if required) should be distributed evenly over the prepared soil.
    3. Coir Matting should be applied by unrolling down the slope or in the direction of water-flow.
    4. Dig a trench across the top of the slope. This trench should be 6 inches by 6 inches.
    5. Install the Coir Matting in the trench. Place at least 12 inches of the roll above the trench (further up the slope). Space each staple about a foot apart inside the trench
    6. Once staples are installed inside the trench, backfill and compact dirt inside the trench.
    7. Bring the extra 12 inches of the coir roll (on step 5) and cover the trench area. Use additional staples (1 foot apart) secure.
    8. Place staples 18" to 24" apart throughout to secure matting to ground. All staples must be driven flush with soil surface.
    9. Always overlap the edges 2" to 6". At the end of each roll, fold back 4" to 9” of the matting. Overlap this 4" to 8" over the start of the next roll. Securely staple the two layers to the ground.


    Is coir matting the same as coconut matting?

    Coir and coconut matting are synonymous with each other. That's because coir mats are made from coconut fibers.

    Is coir matting good?

    Coir matting is good for erosion control because it's strong, durable, water resistant, and environmental friendly. This makes them some of the strongest biodegradable erosion mats on the market.

    How long do coir mats last?

    The strong coconut fibers in coir matting allow it to last 2-5 years, even when a slope has no vegetation. The coir will then break down in the soil and provide a rich layer of nutrients for the plants.

    What can I use instead of coir matting?

    The best alternative to coir netting is jute netting. Just like coir matting it's 100% biodegradable. Jute lasts 6-9 months, while Coir lasts 2-5 years.

    What is the difference between the types of rolls you sell?

    Roll type

    Jute netting
    Jute netting

    Coir Mat

    Black landscape fabric
    Black landscape fabric

    Orange landscape fabric
    Burlap fabric roll
    Burlap fabric
    Material Jute Coconut fiber Polypropylene woven fabric Burlap
    Length 225 ft 165 ft 300, 500 ft 100, 300, 500 ft 300 ft
    Width 4 ft 4 ft 3 ft 3 ft 3.33 or 6 ft
    Coverage 900 sq. ft 660 sq. ft 900 or 1,500 sq. ft 300 - 1,500 sq. ft 1,000 or 1,800 sq. ft
    Price/sqft (1,000 sq. ft) $0.17 $0.30 $0.08 $0.09 $0.15

    Stabilize soil

    Control erosion

    Beach / shoreline erosion
    (Water submersion)

    Hillside erosion

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    Tree / shrub protection

    Life 1-2 years 2-5 years 9-12 months 9-12 months N/A
    Anchored using 6-inch sod staples N/A
    Biodegradable? Yes Yes No No Yes

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