Using plants as a blanket is a very cost effective solution to controlling erosion. We planted this Grevillea, “Scarlet Sprite” with jute netting as a preventative for this client.
Jute does not need pesticides or fertilizers to grow which makes it a sustainable alternative. It is also completely biodegradable & is a recyclable fiber.
Jute is also an efficient source of renewable material because it reaches maturity quickly. Thus making it a green alternative. After the plants grow in, the final stage will be covering the netting with mulch. The jute will eventually break down leaving the hillside protected.