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6 Easy Steps to Install Jute Mesh!
Install Jute Mesh with ease on sites that require erosion control, soil stabilization, or for landscaping purposes.
Jute mesh, a natural and eco-friendly geotextile, serves a crucial role in protecting young trees and shrubs while also mitigating weed growth. Beyond these benefits, it’s an essential component for stabilizing topsoil and managing stormwater runoff, which can be detrimental to plant life.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to install jute mesh effectively, ensuring your erosion control project is a success.
Tools & Materials
Gather Your Equipment
Before diving into the installation process, make sure you have all the necessary equipment on hand. You can find these tools conveniently online at www.heiger.com.au
- Shovel or Trowel: This serves as your trench digger.
- U-shaped Pins: These securely fasten the jute mat to the ground. We recommend using 150mm pins for flat surfaces and 300mm pins for loose and sandy soil.
- Rubber Mallet: To drive the pins into the ground.
- Tackler Gun (Optional): Ideal for larger areas, this tool comes equipped with a set of pins fixed in a cartridge, making the job quicker and easier.
Prepare the Site
Begin by removing any impediments from the area, such as stones, weeds, or debris. Level the ground according to the desired slope grade, and consider applying fertilizers or soil conditioners to enhance soil quality, depending on your planting goals.
Excavate and Pin
Dig a trench with a recommended depth of 8 inches and a width of 6 inches at the top of the seeded area. Insert the top edge of the jute mesh into the trench and secure the fabric into the ground using a rubber mallet. Ensure that the trench is backfilled properly.
Unroll Jute Mesh and Secure
Carefully unroll the jute mesh down the slope, ensuring that the top end of the mesh is firmly compacted into the trench. Use 150mm pins for flat surfaces and 300mm pins for loose and sandy soil to secure the mesh. Proper pinning is essential to ensure the fabric remains securely intact to the ground.
Overlap Between Geotextiles
When laying the next roll of jute mesh, overlap the ends by at least 100mm and pin it securely in place. Repeat this process for subsequent rolls. Once the overlapping meshes are fastened together, lightly spray the jute mesh with water to allow it to conform to the land surface, facilitating planting.
The Final Touch
Place the plants, ensuring it is well-positioned and secure.
At HEIGER Australia, we offer a variety of geotextiles, including Advanced Jute Mesh, which is pre-slitted and less flammable. Explore our range of jute mesh products, erosion control solutions, and a wide selection of landscaping supplies. Achieve effective erosion control and support sustainable landscaping practices, shop HEIGER Australia.