Establishing of Temporary Vegetation for an Improved Erosion Control

When establishing vegetation using hay-mulch, you have to consider that the seed material is not yet available for applications in spring. If, however, an immediate seeding is necessary as protection against erosion, we recommend to intermediately apply suitable seed blends for a temporary vegetation. The proper sowing of regionally harvested hay-mulch is carried out at a later time.

With raw-soil sites and high demands on erosion control, fast growing and shortly living nurse grasses, like e.g. Bromus secalinus, Secale multicaule, Lolium multiflorum or suitable legumes ought to be sowed first. If required, soil samples have to be taken and analyzed for pH-value and nutrient contents. Appropriate soil-ameliorating components and fertilizers can be added easily in the hydroseeder.