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Product Information

  • Soil Testing and Specialist Analysis introduces State-of-the-Art Soil Amelioration Technology
  • Selection of Unique Cellulose Fibre Blend;
  • Application with highly experienced operators – 20 years experience.
  • Follow up monitoring for long term results.

UNIQUE CELLULOSE FIBRE BLEND:

  • FREE of hazardous additives with current SDS’s.
  • FREE of toxic, weed and contaminants – TOTALLY ORGANIC;
  • FREE from artificial fibre or cementitious binders.
  • FREE from herbicides, pesticides or sap residuals, no oils, phenols or resins.
  • FREE from pinning and meshing requirements. Remains intact in heavy rain.
  • SAVINGS from expensive clean up works following bad weather.
  • UNIQUELY HYDROSCOPIC – up to about ten times its dry mass – to ensure total absorption to promote long term soil amelioration.
  • UNIQUE Fibre Matrix sourced from totally renewable Biomass Resources.
  • FREE from ongoing Maintenance watering – except in exceptional hot, dry weather – as the cellulose fibre is Hydroscopic.
  • UNIQUE PAM Polymer Binders are degradable and do not result in formation of an impervious crust on the surface.

REVEGETATION:
Capture

Cover crop grasses form large root balls providing structural strength to support permanent grass establishment.
70% to 80% germination is achieved within four to six weeks – weather specific.
Native plants, shrubs and creepers can be included in the application.

APPLICATION:
Operators and Plant are to Mines MDG15 Standard
Production rates of up to 40,000 sq m per day / per machine
Hand Hose Application up to 300 metres from the machine has been achieved meaning that treatment of almost all sites is possible.

RESULTS:
100 % Renewable Resourced Cellulose Fibre.
Proper Surface Preparation and Mass of Material Applied results in Blue Book C Factors of between 0.05 and 0.10 > Cost savings on Erosion Control Blankets. Combined 45 years professional Consultancy and Operator experience in the industry.
Contact Us
Our team at Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation are more than happy to talk with you if you have absolutely any enquiries about our Hydraulically Applied Compost Blanket process, or would like to learn more about the applications and uses of Compost Blankets.

annuals0Description
The application of a seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. The amount of wood fibre is increased from the normal Hydramulching rate of 2000 kg/Ha to 6000kg/Ha, together with increased binder. This gives a thick “mat” of fibre that protects against erosion and also provides an excellent moisture retaining bed to assist seed germination.
This unit incorporates the seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Bonded Fibre Matrix is suitable for erosion prone surfaces, friable surfaces, and steep banks. It is an excellent method of dust and particle suppression.

Expected Growth
Growth is generally faster than for Hydramulching, but again is dependant upon local rainfall.

Relative Cost
This method is more expensive than hydramulching, due to the increased volume of wood fibre and binder.

HolbrookgeneraloverveiwofStrawMulching0Description
The spreading of a straw mulch over areas previously seeded using the Hydroseed method. The straw is then coated with a slow-setting anionic bitumen emulsion to adhere the straw fibres together and to stop the straw being blown away in light winds.

Suitability
The use of this application is usually restricted to cooler climates, where the straw bank acts more as an insulation during frosts, rather than erosion control.

Superior erosion control can be achieved with good surface preparation in conjunction with ‘site-specific’ ameliorated Compost Blanket Applications.

Expected Growth
Results to date have shown that straw mulch provides minimal successful coverage in comparison to compost blanket applications.

Relative Cost
This is a more expensive method of revegetation than for Hydramulch, due to the inclusion of the straw mulch.

Hydramulching

Description

The application of a seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. This unit incorporates the seed, fertilizer, wood fibre, and binder in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry (or Hydramulch) on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Hydramulching in Brisbane is the most commonly used method of revegetation of disturbed areas. Wood fibre is used in this application to provide a bulking agent for the slurry, as well as to provide a thin layer of mulch to help retain moisture and also to help promote seed germination. The binder causes the individual fibres of wood to adhere together and form a mat, and also helps to adhere the fibre and seed to the ground and minimise erosion. The wood fibre also helps to protect the treated area against erosion, as it tends to form a mat over the surface, and thus reduce runoff. Hydramulch can be applied to areas ranging from flat surfaces, up to banks 1V:1H steep. The amount of wood fibre in the slurry can also be varied to provide varying amounts of coverage and erosion protection.

Expected Growth
Growth is generally faster than for Seed Drill or Hydroseeding, but again is dependent upon local rainfall.

Relative Cost
Hydramulching  is more expensive than hydroseeding, due to the inclusion of the protective medium; the wood-fibre and binder.

Get in Touch With Our Team
It’s easy to learn more about the benefits and advantages of our Hydramulching services when you talk to one of the friendly professionals from our Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation team. Call us at 02 4988 6111.

Hydroseeding

Description
The spreading of a seed and fertilizer slurry using a specially built Hydroseeding Unit. This unit incorporates the seed and fertilizer in a slurry mixture with water, and then sprays the slurry on the area to be treated via a high pressure pump system.

Suitability
Hydroseeding in Sydney and NSW is not usually used as a revegetation operation on its own, but is usually combined with Straw Mulching (see below) to provide a more vigorous growth potential. If used as a one-step operation, the method is suitable in the same areas as for Seed Drilling, with the added benefit of being suitable for the spreading of native seeds in the slurry, due to the more complete mixing of the seed into the slurry. Slopes up to 1V:2H can be treated with this method, however on steeper slopes the likelihood of the seed and fertilizer being washed off during heavy rainfall is high.

Expected Growth
Growth can be slow, and is dependent upon local rainfall and weather conditions, together with the quality of the prepared seed bed.

Relative Cost
This option is more expensive than tractor seeding, but is able to incorporate native seed, and is also able to treat steeper slopes. We believe these benefits outweigh the minor extra costs.

Contact Us
Our team at Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation are more than happy to talk with you if you have absolutely any enquiries about our Hydroseeding process in Sydney or NSW, or would like to learn more about the applications and uses of Hydroseeding. We believe that this can be a truly beneficial and helpful way to revegetate and prevent erosion in all kinds of agricultural processes and applications.
Give us a call on 02 4988 6111.

13542354400Description
Mechanical Seeding (Seed drilling or Vicon sowing) consists of the mechanical spreading of a seed and fertilizer mix using an agricultural tractor and either a drill seeding implement, or vicon spreader, used in conjunction with harrows to cover the seed.

Suitability
This method of seeding is usually used on large, relatively flat areas that have been
disturbed during the course of the construction works.
This method is suitable for spreading of cover crops and minimal seed mixes, but is not suitable for the application of native seed or complex seed mixes due to the variability of the seed application.
Slopes of up to 1V:4H can be treated using this method. Followup maintenance watering will provide a better growth rate.

Expected Growth
Growth can be slow, and is dependant upon local rainfall and followup watering.

Relative Cost
This is the lowest cost method for revegetation.