EarthMat Bio Forestry Squares - 100% Biodegradable Weed Barrier

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EMB18SQ-10CS

NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020 - Supply Shortage

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Please note - The nursery is now closed for the year, we are no longer taking orders for 2020.

The GreenTec EarthMat™ Bio is a fully biodegradable weed barrier that is made from sustainably harvested natural fibers. The EarthMat Bio is a non-woven fabric mat, allowing air and water to penetrate the soil.  This offers distinct advantage over solid plastic mats, which heat up the soil and block moisture.  The EarthMat lasts 2-3 years before breaking down, persisting through the establishment cycle of high-value tree and shrub crops.  With a physical weed barrier present, the need for herbicides is drastically reduced.  

The 36" x 36" EarthMat Bio is excellent for high-value forestry, christmas trees, orchards and vineyards.  The EarthMat, with its natural fiber content, absorbs and transmits air and water - This function helps the mat quickly adhere to the soil, preventing the erosion seen on hilly sites where only herbicides are used.  The mats also help conserve water - Drip irrigation lines can be installed before putting down the mats - This helps prevent water loss from evaporation, and also protects irrigation tubing from animal damage.  Fertilizers can be applied directly on top of the mats, as rainwater will carry the nutrients through the mats directly to the plant's roots.

Our Conservation size is 18" x 18", and is especially useful for conservation and forestry plantings where less of a premium is put on fast growth.  The EarthMat 18 helps to cover 4 times as many trees for not much more than purchasing one standard EarthMat, and is especially helpful on hilly ground with limited access.

BENEFITS

  • Prevents Weed Growth
  • Eliminates need for spraying herbicides
  • Allows Air and Water to penetrate soil
  • Attracts moisture from the air
  • Keeps the root zone cool
  • Will not leach toxins into the soil
  • Does not contribute to root rot
  • Affordable
  • Easy to install
  • Environmentally Sound
  • Lasts for the entire establishment period of plants before degrading
  • 100% biodegradable in 2-3 years

USES

  • Forestry
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Food Plots
  • Orchards
  • Vineyards
  • Landscaping

HOW TO USE

  1. Trim existing weeds down to soil line around plants.  Be sure to hand-weed closer to the main stem to avoid damage.
  2. Cut a slit in the weed mat if desired.  For small seedlings, the mat can be placed intact over the tree for maximum weed protection.
  3. Pin down the mat with non-galvanized landscape staples - Use 8 staples for the Standard EarthMat and 4 for the Conservation EarthMat.
  4. Pin the remaining corner.
  5. Place a tree tube, wire cage or other animal barrier around the plant, if desired.