Natural vegetative support is the best way to prevent erosion. Whether you’re hydroseeding a DOT job, commercial development or a residence, there is a mulch here for you. Colonial has seed, mulch, fertilizers, and additives to fill your tank with a blend that is custom to your erosion control job.
We stock SoilCover 100% Cellulose Mulch. Also known as Paper Mulch, this is one of the most common hydraulic mulches. Use Paper Mulch on flat to moderately steep slopes.
This blend of cellulose (70) and wood (30) is applicable for flat to steep slopes.
Apply on moderately steep slopes with moderate erosion.
HydraMax™ mulches are composed of varied ratios of straw and reclaimed cotton. This unique blend makes for a more porous spray that has exceptional coverage and a low water to mulch ratio. All HydraMax™ mulches are VDOT approved for hydroseeding.
Contains 80% straw, 17% reclaimed cotton and 3% tackifier and other additives. Ideal for moderate slopes that are flat to 2:1. Use this as an alternative to blown straw. Approved for HECP Type 2.
Contains 70% straw, 20% reclaimed cotton and 10% tackifier and other additives. Hydroseed steep slopes (4:1 to 1:1) for a longevity of about six months. Approved for HECP Type 3.
Use this for your extreme slopes (3:1 to 0.5:1) when you need maximum stabilization and soil retention. This blend Contains 65% straw, 25% reclaimed cotton and 10% tackifier and other additives. Approved for HECP Type 4.
Other Mulches and Products
Apply on steep slopes with extended erosion and unfavorable germination conditions like dormant months. In some applications, Flexterra® can be applied in lieu of erosion control blankets.
Pro Matrix™ EFM
This mulch has a low water to product ratio. Use one 60 pound bale for every 100 gallons compared to other mulches that use a 50 pound bale for every 100 gallons. and a high load capacity in the at 60 pounds per 100 gallons. More product in the tank means less tanks per job!
This granular option can be used for jet spray machines or broadcast seeding. Covergrow™ has exceptional ground coverage for dry hydroseeding. On some machines, granular mulch means faster loading and easier spraying.
EZ Mulch is a granular alternative to straw that is made from recycled newspaper and corn fiber. Granular mulches have great coverage, excellent water retention and contain no weed seed. Apply EZ Mulch by hand or by hydroseeder at a suggested rate of 50-70 pounds per 1000 square feet.
Proganics ™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™)
This topsoil alternative enhances soil that has been depleted of necessary organic matter. It is naturally derived and engineered to maximize water retention, establishment and erosion control. Two tanks of ProGanics™ are needed to spray one acre compared to thirty six trucks to spread one acre of topsoil, resulting in major cost and time saving for you.
Complete your tank with:
- Additives including liquid lime, humic agents, bio-stimulants and root additives.