TerraGuard erosion control blankets hold seed in place, while absorbing rainfall impact and wind forces. Their three-dimensional structure absorbs water while maintaining close contact with the soil. This provides the ideal environment for seed germination and reduces the risk of burn-out after germination. The organic materials (straw or coconut) decompose as the vegetation matures. Thereby providing the vegetation with necessary nutrients for growth. The blankets perform this in direct correlation with the site’s ability to re-vegetate itself. In cool, dry places where vegetation develops rapidly, the blanket will degrade faster. This process ensures the vegetation will receive nutrients as they are needed.