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Excelsior Erosion Control Mats and Blankets

straw erosion control matsExcelsior grass seed matting covers slopes and large open areas preventing erosion. Our erosion control mats and blankets are used to not only prevent erosion, but to promote new or regrowth of vegetation. You’ll be surprised to find that our Excelsior mats are a good alternative to coir. They are much more affordable that coir, and ship faster. Excelsior fabric, made entirely from Aspen wood shavings, helps provide stabilization, support, and coverage along banks, channels, roads, and other low-flow areas. Our Excelsior grass seed blanket is plant-able, holding soil in place to encourage new grass growth and regrowth of existing grass, creating more stabilized slopes, hillsides, riverbanks, or parks and recreation areas. Excelsior matting is utilized in short-term projects with low water flows for lower slopes. Our erosion control blanket provides sediment control in larger open areas with moderate erosion and water flow, as well as on steep slopes for stabilization. Made in the US, they are affordable, available, and ready to ship to you! Talk with one of our team members about Excelsior seed blankets and matting for your specific application.

Note: Coir, like many products sourced from overseas, is less available due to trouble with supply and getting the products through port systems. Across the entire industry, Coir is not only less available, but also more expensive. However, we do have erosion control alternatives. Contact us to learn about our affordable and more readily available alternatives to coir, including these biodegradable options. Call or contact us for pricing or with questions at 1-863-270-8118.

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Questions about erosion control matting? We can help! Call the Erosion Control Products team at 1-863-251-5111 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your erosion control project.


Excelsior Erosion Control Mats and Blankets

Designed for use with low to medium water flow, grass seed matting is the ideal solution for erosion and sediment control. Excelsior’s curled Aspen wood fiber has a built-in swell factor, allowing soil to bond with fibers as it expand to form a stronger matrix when fibers become wet. The grass seed blanket is plant-able, giving you the option to spread grass or other seed in the mats. The matting holds the seeds in place and keeps them from washing away, providing an appropriate environment for seeds to germinate and grow. Once the seed takes root beneath the grass seed mat, the biodegradable fibers simply composts over time, enriching the surrounding soil.

Grass Seed Matting Features


  • Made of Aspen wood shavings
  • Made of biodegradable material
  • Plant-able
  • Bonds with soil for stabilization
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Used for temporary, semi-permanent applications

Erosion Control Matting Benefits


  • Controls erosion and soil movement
  • Naturally degrades over time
  • Encourages plant growth
  • Economical
  • Eco-friendly
  • Made in the US

Grass Seed Matting Specifications


Roll Width 4 or 8 ft. (2.44 m
Roll Length 112.5 ft. (27.4 m)
Roll Area 80 SY (67 m)
Recommended Slope 3:1
Recommended Flow 6 fps (2.1 m/s)
Netting Single or Double Polypropylene (photodegradable)
Matrix 100% Excelsior Wood Fiber, 0.73 lbs/yd²

See our biodegradable erosion control page for more information

Excelsior Erosion Control Applications


Excelsior mats and blankets are made with strong, biodegradable erosion control fibers. Constructed from an Aspen wood/Excelsior matrix, this erosion control blanket is designed to stabilize locations with slopes up to 3:1 and flows up to 6 fps. This grass seed blanket is equipped to handle seeding before or after installation, making it great for a variety of applications. From stabilizing soil on a hillside or slope to revitalizing a municipality's riverbank or shoreline, Excelsior erosion and sediment control blankets provide an economical and environmentally friendly choice.

Grass seed matting and blanket applications:


Grass Seed Matting Installation Accessories

Biodegradable Landscape Stakes are necessary to prevent grass seed mattings and blankets from slipping or shifting. We offers several types of installation accessories to ensure that Excelsior matting is secure during the installation process.

Our Stake and Staple Installer will effortlessly insert staples through your matting and keep it safely attached to the ground. We offer 3 types: staple installer, stake installer, and a special staple installer that leaves room to staple lines or small hoses to the ground

Need more information on all our biodegradable erosion control solutions? See our Erosion Control Line Card.

Request A Free Quote!
Questions about erosion control matting? We can help! Call the Erosion Control Products team at 1-863-251-5111 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your erosion control project.



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Questions? We can help! Call our team at 1-863-270-8118 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.