Single Net Straw Blankets

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KEP-S1 is a temporary rolled erosion control product composed of agricultural wheat straw mechanically stitch-bonded on a maximum of two-inch centers to a top netting. The choice in nettings are, 90-day photodegradable poly net (white), 12-month photodegradable poly net (green), and 90-day natural net which is 90-day biodegradable, (tan). Select the netting most suitable to fit your site conditions and maintenance needs.

All Cherokee Manufacturing blankets are proudly manufactured in the USA in accordance with our quality control program to ensure a uniform thickness of mulch.


  • Slope Stabilization
  • Soil Reinforcement
  • Support in Channels
  • Land Restoration Projects
  • Slope or Channel Erosion Control
  • Slopes up to 2:1
  • Low flow channels
  • Bare ground seeding


  • Prevents soil erosion from rainfall impact
  • Prevents soil erosion from stormwater sheet flow
  • Prevents soil erosion from concentrated channel flow
  • Retains moisture in the soil to enhance seed germination and vegetation growth
  • Available with a leno woven natural netting to prevent wildlife entanglement

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Specifications: KEP-S1

KEP-S1 is available in 4’, 8’, and 16’ wide rolls x 112.5’ or 562.5’.

Standard Expected Values
Tensile Strength ASTM D6818 8.8lb/in x 3.5lb/in
Light Penetration/Cover ASTM D6567 24.9%/ 75.1%
Mass per unit/area ASTM D6475 6.18 OZ/SY
Thickness ASTM D6525 222 mils
Water absorption ASTM D1117 389%
Vegetative Enhancement ASTM D7322 455%
Top Netting Green Polypropylene (w/UV Inhibitor)
Opening Dimensions 3/8” x 3/8” Nominal

Specifications: KEP-S1 Natural

KEP-S1 Natural is available in 4’, 8’, and 16’ wide rolls x 112.5’ or 562.5’.

Standard Expected Values
Tensile Strength ASTM D6818 9lb/in x 6lb/in
Light Penetration ASTM D6567 10%
Mass per unit/area ASTM D6475 8 OZ/SY
Thickness ASTM D6525 350 mils
Water absorption ASTM D1117 400%
Top Netting Leno Woven Biodegradable Jute Net
Opening Dimensions 1/2” x 1/2” Nominal

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Commonly asked questions:

What are single net straw blankets used for?

Single net straw blankets are suitable for use on gentle slopes and channels where erosion control is required for up to 12 months, based on precipitation, sunshine, and environmental factors, as well as whether vegetation is intended to replace or operate in tandem with the blanket. They’re mainly utilized to slow down water flow, prevent silt and erosion, and promote re-vegetation. Furthermore, these single net straw blankets aid in the germination of newly planted seeds by shielding seeds from erosion and reducing weed growth. They’re widely used on riverbeds, hills, culvert inlets and outfalls, and channel and ditch linings.

Who uses single net straw blankets?

Many business owners in the horticultural industry use single net straw blankets. They’re also used by the city to re-grow grass in areas where the grass has died due to weather, or wildfires. Landscaping artists utilize these as well.

When should you use a single net straw blanket?

Erosion Control using a single net straw blanket is recommended for use on mild gradients and channels where erosion control is required for up to 12 months, depending on moisture, light, environmental conditions, and whether vegetation is intended to replace or operate in conjunction with the blanket.

Are straw blankets biodegradable?

Straw blankets decompose naturally in a shorter amount of time than cotton blankets (typically six months to two years). They’re made for low slopes, little water flow, and generally moderate circumstances. Straw blankets are designed for slopes of 3:1 or 2:1.

What are the straw blankets made out of?

and the inside. Typically, these blankets include an inside material that is held in place by netting on the outside. (Straw, straw with coco mixes, or Coir could be used as the interior material.)

Can you mow over a straw blanket?

Straw is still useful for assisting grass seeds in germinating and taking root, although it, like grass seed, is susceptible to blowing away. If you do choose to mow over it, wait until you can cut over the grass before doing so, or you risk taking out the newly germinated grassroots and all.

Do you pick up straw after grass grows?

Even after the grass seeds have germinated, you shouldn’t have to remove the straw since it will decay by itself. Raking it off puts the roots and leaves of the young plants at risk. If you decide to wait, keep a watch out for weeds growing among your grass seeds.

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