Citrus Grove Erosion Control

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Hello. I am looking for citrus grove erosion control. I am having a significant problem with soil erosion in my grove and I am looking for a natural way to control this problem. What would you suggest for this application?

erosion control matsFor a natural erosion control in your groves, one option you might consider is a type of Coir Matting. These mats, sometimes referred to as coir geotextiles, have been used to line slopes and river banks to prevent further erosion of the surrounding soil. Coir mats can be made in several different strengths, often depending on the weight and weave opening on your mat.

Coir Mat Styles and Advantages

Styles for the coir mats will typically use an open weave design that allows the mat to remain stabilized on the ground. Depending on the specific requirements for your location, this may include materials with a large or small weave opening.

Since you are planning to use this for citrus grove erosion control, there are a couple of advantages a coir mat can offer for your areas. These would include:

  • Natural Erosion Control
  • Reliable Soil Reinforcement
  • High Strength for Areas with Significant Erosion
  • Brings no Additional Harm to the Environment
  • Biodegrades to Enrich Soil
  • Strengths Available for Slopes and/or Water Flows
  • Lasts on Average 4 to 6 years
  • Plants or Seeds can be Inserted Before or After Installation

Choosing Erosion Control Matting

Choosing a mat will depend on a lot of different factors, but are mostly typically chosen based on either weight, slope steepness, or water flow. The following can be used as a general guide for differentiating between coir mats:

  • Coir Mat 90
    • Weight: 29 oz/square yard
    • Recommended Slope: Up to 1:1
    • Recommended Maximum Flow: 16 fps
  • Coir Mat 70
    • Weight: 23 oz/square yard
    • Recommended Slope: Up to 1:1
    • Recommended Maximum Flow: 12 fps
  • Coir Mat 60
    • Weight: 17.8 oz/square yard
    • Recommended Slope: Up to 2:1
    • Recommended Maximum Flow: 10 fps
  • Coir Mat 40
    • Weight: 13.6 oz/square yard
    • Recommended Slope: Up to 2:1
    • Recommended Maximum Flow: 8 fps


Additional Natural Matting

In addition to the coir matting shown above, we also offer several additional natural materials that can be used for temporary or short term erosion. Depending on the conditions in your area, you may find that these options better fit your citrus grove erosion control needs.

erosion control straw blankets
  • Straw Matting: These erosion control mats will typically be lighter in weight and equipped for less demanding conditions. This is a great option for short-term erosion control or areas with limited erosion problems.

  • Double Net Straw Blankets: If you are looking for straw but require something with more strength, a double net straw blanket can be a good choice. This blanket will use the same inner straw, but remain doubly reinforced with two nets.

  • Coco Straw Blends: Coconut straw blends can also be a good option for erosion control. These mats will include a mixture of straw and coconut fibers for increased strength.