S&S Seeds extensive wildland collections of native California plant seed and our production fields allow us to offer more than 900 species of native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. . Our large inventory of collection site identified plant seeds can be utilized by planners to pick a species from a source that fits the needs of their project.
We sell stock seed mixes and assist in the design of custom seed mixes. Additionally, when needed, we will contract to special collect seed from the project site.
We distribute California native grass sod that, once established, will generally require 50% less water than traditional sod varieties.
We supply a variety of hydraulically applied soil stabilizers with a range of 3 months to 2 years of protection.
Hydraulically Applied Mulches & Tackifiers:
We recommend Ecology Controls M-Binder, a plantago-based organic tackifier and Conwed Fibers Hydromulch 1000, a wood mulch. Conwed 1000 has the highest water holding capacity (1,200%) of any wood mulch on the market. We recommend Nature’s Own cellulose (paper) based mulch when paper mulch is preferred.
Ecology Controls M-Binder - An organic mulch tackifier and soil stabilizer applied by standard hydro-seeding techniques. Improves seed retention and reduces
Conwed Fibers® Hydraulic Mulches - A wood fiber mulch applied using standard hydro-mulching procedures. Excellent for use in erosion control and revegetation.
Natures’s Own Paper Mulch – Hamilton Manufacturing’s top of the line paper mulch provides outstanding coverage and consistent performance.
Engineered Fiber Matrix - ProMatrix Engineered Fiber Matrix is specially formulated to provide cost-effective stabilization of soils on active construction and building sites. The pre-blended combination of Thermally-Refined® wood fibers, cross-linked tackifiers and activators anchor the fiber matrix to the soil surface. This hydraulically applied blanket prevents polymer leaching and is designed to stand up to multiple rainfall events.
Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) - Hydro-Blanket BFM provides the best protection on steep slopes at the lowest overall cost in a quick, safe, easy hydraulic application. It is less expensive and faster to install than blankets or sod and more effective than blankets, competitive BFMs and conventional hydraulic mulches.
Extensive testing proves that Hydro-Blanket BFM controls erosion more completely than competitive BFMs on steep slopes subjected to heavy rains.
Flexible Growth Medium (FGM)- Flexterra HP-FGM is a fully biodegradable, High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium (HP-FGM) composed of 100% recycled and Thermally Refined wood fibers, crimped interlocking man-made biodegradable fibers, micro-pore granules, naturally derived cross-linked biopolymers and water absorbents. It requires no curing period and upon application forms an intimate bond with the soil surface to create a continuous, porous, absorbent and flexible erosion resistant blanket that allows for rapid germination and accelerated plant growth.
Extended Term Flexible Growth Medium (ET-FGM) - CocoFlex ET-FGM is designed with blended coconut and wood fibers, crimped interlocking man-made fibers and additives that are engineered to perform under extreme conditions. It has a water holding capacity of at least 1,700%. It provides superior protection for up to two years, making it the highest performing, longest-lasting hydraulically applied erosion control product on the market. It requires little cure time and provides superior slope protection over rolled Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) and Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM) products. CocoFlex is an ideal consideration for semi-arid areas and sites where vegetation establishment may be delayed due to harsh conditions. In addition, it can be combined with other erosion control technologies to accommodate a broad range of conditions.