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nurserysales@cardno.com RootCarpet

RootCarpet™ consists of thick sections of pre-vegetated coir fiber

enclosed in a woven coir blanket that helps keep roots together

and soil in place until establishment. Because the developed roots

actively seek the soil, RootCarpet™ facilitates quick establishment

across relatively large areas. It is especially good for wetlands and

areas with moving water, and it is effective in controlling weeds.

All RootCarpet™ is grown on a contract basis. It can also be custom

grown with plant species according to specification. To establish

additional shrub and herbaceous vegetation, live stakes and fascines

can be driven through it.

Specifications

Carpet material:

100% biodegradable coconut fiber, vegetated with

native wetland plants.

Custom orders:

Please allow 8 to 12 weeks lead time

for all orders. Winter orders may require more lead time.

Native wetland plants are installed 10 to 12 inches on

center (approximately 45 to 65 plants per blanket).

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Length: 15 ft (4.6 m).

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Width: 3 ft (.92 m).

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Area: 45 ft² (4.23 m²).

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Coir mat thickness: 2.75” (7 cm).

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Coir fiber density: 3 ft x 15 ft – 1.022 lbs/sqf.

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Exterior net structure: square patterned coir net.

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Net mesh size: 0.75 in x 0.75 in (20 mm x 20 mm).

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Net thickness: 0.16 in (4 mm).

Installation

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Final grade should be smooth, free of rocks, sticks, and existing

vegetation. Do not install RootCarpet™ mats on hard, compacted

soil.

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RootCarpet™ mats must have good soil contact and be in contact

with water at the normal water level.

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If installing in a stream channel, unroll RootCarpet™ mats starting

downstream, working upstream. Lay mats loosely and

DO NOT stretch. Overlap RootCarpet™ mats similarly to roof

shingles, 6 inches on ends and 4 inches on sides.

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If installing in conjunction with vegetated coir logs, RootCarpet™

should be in direct contact with coir logs.

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Securely anchor with 8- to 12-inch steel turf staples or hardwood

stakes as needed to maintain direct contact with soil.

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