(Anti) Erosion Blanket

Asked August 29, 2018, 10:16 AM EDT

Good Morning, Finished seeding and all. I had purchased a 8' x 112.5 STRAW erosion blanket from Home Depot. Well rated, but looked (past tense) "cheap". BUT there is a lead time because it MUST be ordered! I ran out of material and went to Southern States Turf Center and picked up an EXCELSIOR blanket. Much more expensive, "looks" like higher quality... but I am afraid that the grass will NOT germinate under that. Should I very quickly order another straw blanket from Home Depot? Will grass germinate under the thicker blanket?? Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland

3 Responses

The straw blanket will work. The down side is that it is possible that there may be a chance of some weed seeds. The straw will breakdown once you start mowing.

We tend to think that the Excelsior blanket may be too thick for germination and turfgrass growth.



I will order another immediately and replace "immediately".