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Jun 28, 2012
Some of the challenges for this revegetation project were the high chloride levels of the soil and the steep angled embankment. To overcome these challenges, Jeffries in partnership with Landscape Construction Services have come up with the solution, by applying South Australia's first EcoBlanket® using the exclusive Jeffries PowerScaperTM.
Jeffries EcoBlanket® completely covers the denuded soil with a matrix of natural organic material active with beneficial microbes. It conforms to the varied contours of the surface providing an interlocking blanket with the soil beneath, holding particulates in place.
For establishment of permanent native vegetation, Jeffries EcoBlanket® is injected with seed during the application process through the PowerScaper’s seeder function.
Jeffries EcoBlanket® also establishes a buffer to absorb rainfall energy, slows velocity of water run off allowing natural percolation of rain water into soil, improves existing soil structure and biology and can be applied to remote and difficult to reach areas.
Customer: Landscape Construction Services, Thiess McConnell Dowell Joint Venture and Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia
Brief: to stabilize the large, steep embankments to control erosion and provide sustainable vegetation
Total area: 61,801m2 (5.7km span)
Challenge: high chloride levels, steep angle
Product used: Jeffries EcoBlanket®
Quantity: 3,000m3 Ecoblanket® - 810kg cover-crop seed, 360kg native seed
Equipment used: Jeffries PowerScaperTM
Application rate: 1,500m2 – 2,000m2 per day
Start Date: 23rd May 2012
Expected Completion: mid July 2012