Wildflower Slope Establishment - Toyakawa, Japan

Materials Evaluated: Conwed Fibers Jet-Spray, Tacking Agent 3 & FiberLock

Toyakawa, Japan — This slope behind a ball field was seeded with wildflowers for the aesthetic improvement of the property. Jet-Spray fiber mulch was applied at a rate of 3000 lbs per acre, Tacking Agent 3 (75 lbs per acre) and FiberLock at 75 lbs per acre. Jet-Spray fiber mulch won't mache over as does other types of cellulose based fiber mulches. Tacking Agent 3 and FiberLock work synergistically to improve the water holding capacity, air infiltration and the erosion control performance of the hydraulically applied fiber mulch matrix. All of these factors are instrumental in improving seed germination, seedling emergence and establishment.

Above, was seeded on July 4, 1997. Below, photo was taken on August 26, 1997.

Below, was taken on September 19, 1997. Bottom, photo was taken on October 25, 1997. Establishment was very dense and healthy.