Plunkett Farms

Nancy's Blankets, Erosion Control Products

Directions for Erosion Control Blankets

•Unrolling
     - Set up the blanket at the bottom of the waterway
     - Align the arrows in the direction you wish to unroll (point the arrows up hill)
     - Cut off the green plastic and discard
     - Using the cables provided attach the un-roller to the 4-wheeler
     - Place approximately 5-7 pins to secure the position
     - Begin unrolling keeping the 4-wheeler in the center of the waterway at all times

•Pinning
     - Use the Pounder to pin along black lines
      For 16 ft. wide blankets there will be five lines and for 8 ft. blankets there will be three.
     - Place one pin every square yard (approximately one pin per step)

•Turns
     - Slack will accumulate on the inside cable as the waterway begins to turn
     - Pull the roll backwards so that both cables are tight and the blanket overlaps downhill
     - Pin the overlapping flap and continue unrolling
      It may be easier to cut and redirect the blanket for 90 degree turns.

•Starting a New Roll
     - Place the new roll over the previous roll
     - Overlap at least 3 feet

•Adjusting Width
     - For Smaller Waterways: Cut rolls to desired size with a chainsaw
     - For Larger Waterways: Place rolls side-by-side and overlap 6 in- 2 ft

•Finishing
     - Leave approximately 1 ft of the blanket unpinned
     - Dig a trench (6 in by 8in) to bury the end of the blanket  
     - Pin the blanket to the bottom of trench and re-fill in the trench with dirt
          Rock pads: Clear a 6in by 8in trench, tuck the blanket under, and recover with rocks

Tip: The pins go in easier the more the ground is worked