Testing an erosion control blanket at Fort Gordon, GA – Mar. 2010 to Nov. 2010
The northwestern portion of TA 18 has a clay slope that may pose problems in getting native grasses established. Several re-vegetation options were discussed and we decided that an erosion control blanket could be a viable solution. During the first week of March 2010 Gary Pringle was able to get (at no cost) approximately 1000 square feet of erosion control blanket, which we installed on the clay-slope. We seeded this the next day with some left-over’s from our collections and seeded the same amount over an adjacent area of similar size for future comparison. We periodically checked in during site visits and were consistently impressed with how well the erosion control blanket seems to establish seedlings.
Erosion control blanket - Nov 2010 No erosion control blanket - Nov 2010
Erosion control blanket - Sep 2011 No erosion control blanket - Sep 2011