Jute Erosion Control Cloth
- Product ID: ERONATB
- Content: 100% Jute
- Width: 48"
Weight: 15 Oz
This Jute Erosion Control Cloth is a tough, natural, biodegradable geotextile used to stabilize slopes and control soil erosion. Otherwise known as JGT (Jute Geotextile), this product provides an economical and effective alternative to many other erosion control methods.
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Why did you choose this?
how long does it take for this product to biodegrade in soil?
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Jute erosion cloth, along with other natural erosion cloths, are fully biodegradable in 2 to 3 years depending on soil and weather conditions. Essentially, the wetter the conditions, the faster it will deteriorate.
Will it hold mulch in place if I spread the mulch on top of the cloth?
BEST ANSWER: I doubt that the mulch will stay in place if put on top of the cloth if the location is on a slope. I used the cloth, held in place with bio-degradable stakes, to hold straw and grass seed in place on slope.
I have 2 to 1 slopes of bare dirt leading down to and away from a new intended garage. Should I seed, mulch then overlay with the fiber?
BEST ANSWER: We recommend consulting a landscaper.
Is this product treated with diesel fuel or other toxic product? I'm using it for a Halloween party.
BEST ANSWER: When Erosion Cloth is manufactured, a small amount of petroleum based oil is used to soften the jute fibers before spinning. Erosion cloth is primarily used to cover dirt hills and grades to prevent erosion. It is also often used in theatrical applications but is usually custom finished to be fire retardant in these cases.
Will This help in new lawns from seed to keep birds out ?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a bit. It makes it harder for the birds to see the seeds.
how many yards are on a roll of jute?
BEST ANSWER: We cut this material from extremely large rolls.
What is the maximum continuous yardage?
Does the cloth require any type of pegs at the top to keep it from sliding down a steep hill? If so, what is used and do you provide those?
BEST ANSWER: You could use stakes, or rocks. Something weighted would work fine.
Does the odor eventually dissipate? If so, how long does it take? This would be outside about 4 feet from the kitchen.
BEST ANSWER: We didn't notice much of an odor, but we were using it 12' away from the house. overall, we were very happy with it.
Would this stop my dog from digging? He digs huge holes, and if I fill them up, he digs them out again. I need help.
BEST ANSWER: It probably won't prevent him from digging, this product is used for controlling erosion, not digging animals.
How long is the material? I understand it's four feet wide.
BEST ANSWER: It was about 24 feet long. Cuts easily with scissors and since it is so loosely woven, it is easy to stretch to fit your work area. It has worked really well to stop erosion on a slope.
Would this be good to wrap tree roots that I currently have in pots for future planting?
BEST ANSWER: I agree with the above comment. Especially if your trees are little. I am going to link to a burlap that will work well for what you are going for. Good luck with your trees!
How wide is the product?
BEST ANSWER: Listed as 48" wide but it's more like 45".
Will this catch on fire if the area is too dry?
BEST ANSWER: Yes! This is NOT treated with any fire retardant and it will burn if sparks or flame reaches it. I set mine on fire with the flame-weeder and had to stomp out the flames.
DO NOT USE FOR DECOR!
Can I shoot Hydroseed over it ?
BEST ANSWER: I do not know the answer to your question. I suggest you call a couple hydoseeding companies and ask them. I used the cloth on the ground to cover a newly seeded area and then pulled it up by hand.
Can it be used indoors?
BEST ANSWER: We wouldn't recommend it for indoor decorative use because it has a strong odor and sheds fibers easily.
I am planting sedge plugs every 10" on a slope. Will this unravel and lose it's stability to keep slope stable if I cut into this to plant the plugs?
BEST ANSWER: We used this in a similar application. First, it is unlikely you will need to cut the mesh to plant your plugs. The openings are quite large and the mesh is loose enough to be manipulated to make the openings a little larger if required. Second if you do cut it, you will be fine. We cut large openings in it to accommodate plants in 6" or 8" pots on a hillside and a year later the mesh has not come apart. Once it gets smashed down into the soil and covered by vegetation, it all sort of holds itself in place.
If I put down grass seed after I put down JGT will my seeds grow?
I'M building a small rock garden on a slope. Will rocks stay put on top of fabric?
Is the price a running yard?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the price is for a linear yard, not a square yard.
How many months does it take to biodegrade?
BEST ANSWER: Depending on soil moisture conditions and weather, it's durability is rated at 1-2 years.
How wide is burlap netting?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is 48 inches wide.
if i use for drapes, will the smell go away?
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. We don't recommend using this for drapes.
Would it be possible to sew this at all? I know its not optimal but its for conceptual garments
BEST ANSWER: You technically could.
Can you use it on a wall and paint over it?
BEST ANSWER: We don't see why not.
Can I use this to line a drainage ditch?
BEST ANSWER: Excessive water may affect the biodegradability of this product, but we don't see why not.
how loose is this weave? For example, how far apart are the strands or how big are the holes?
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 0.5" x 1".
Can I wrap around tomato cage to protect garden plants from small animals?
BEST ANSWER: The openings may be too big for animals like mice, plus a determined animal could probably chew through it.
About how lg are the openings in the 48/10 burlap?
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 0.5" x 1"
Can you use it in ravines next to gravel roads to prevent any further erosion ?
BEST ANSWER: This erosion cloth is made to use with soil, we can't say for sure how it will perform with gravel.
Easy to install and so far is doing a great job keeping the soil from sliding down the hill.
Easy install. The soil, so far, has not moved and is no longer sliding down the hill onto the sidewalk.
February 12, 2017
over 2 years ago
Just as pictured for a great price. Did have a strong chemical smell to it however.
October 2, 2017
1 year ago
I am very happy with both the jute cloth quality and the delivery time.
October 21, 2017
1 year ago
I used this product to hold bark on a steep slope. It was easy to unroll and cut to the size I needed.
June 23, 2018
1 year ago
Now a Bed Skirt
This fabric worked perfectly for the type of bed skirt I wanted. I got the end of the roll and had to work a little harder to make it work on the entire bed. But it turned out beautifull.
February 12, 2019
6 months ago
Works to protect seeds
I used it to protect wildflower and grass seeds from wind erosion. It's working as I hoped it would.
October 12, 2018
over 2 years ago
Working great - reasonable price
June 5, 2018
1 year ago
I believe this jute will do exactly what I wanted to do. I haven’t installed it yet but I believe it will solve my erosion problem on the hill. It was delivered on time as promised and the price was right. Thank you
June 17, 2018
1 year ago
Loved this jute. It was easy to install and has definitely solved the erosion problem that I had. Would definitely purchase again,
September 8, 2018
12 months ago
Holds my mulch in place nicely!
April 14, 2019
4 months ago