Function

Biomac Grasstrike provides erosion protection to the germinating seed and young plant from rain drop impact and wind. Biomac Grasstrike being a wool product insulates and helps retain moisture. This increases both the strike rate of the seed and the early growth rate.

Applications

Biomac Grasstrike is used specifically as matting in the front face of Maccaferri Green Terramesh units and wrap-around geogrid reinforced slope systems. It may also be used for erosion protection and grass establishment on gentle slopes.

Advantages

  • Soil insulation
  • Increase soil water retention
  • Biodegrades to provide plant nutrients
  • Environmental benefits using a renewable resource

Installation

Where Biomac Grasstrike is used as part of the Green Terramesh system it is installed within the mesh front face prior to placement of compacted soil and engineered fill. Best results for grass establishment will be achieved if seed is applied to the topsoil layer alternatively the completed face may be hydroseeded.

Where Biomac Grasstrike is used for slope erosion protection it should be installed over well prepared seedbed and firmly fixed in place to ensure good intimate contact with the soil. Watering should take place directly after installation which also helps gain good soil/fabric contact.