How to Properly Install Straw Erosion Blankets in Your Garden

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Site Preparation

This includes removing debris, leveling the soil, and potentially seeding the area you want to protect from erosion.


You'll dig a shallow trench along the uphill border of the area to secure the blanket.

Laying the Blanket

Unroll the straw blanket and ensure it covers the entire area, with excess material extending up the slope and into the trench.

Securing the Blanket

Use staples or stakes to fasten the blanket into the trench and along the rest of the slope at regular intervals.


Once installed, keep an eye on the blanket and reinforce staples or reseed areas if necessary. You may also want to consider watering the area to help establish vegetation.