Great News WatchYourDirt Folks!

Our new Hydromulch DVD is released!

You can order it here, at

This is our closet look at Hydromulch yet!  This episode covers and improves upon all aspects of Hydromulch that were covered in our initial Hydromulch DVD done a few years ago.

If you need to learn about Hydromulch, than this is your DVD!

In this DVD, we talk about:

  • Hydromulch Types
  • Spraying Techniques
  • Hydromulch Theory
  • Selection Considerations
  • Mixing Procedures
  • Spraying Machine Overview
  • And much more.

We are so happy to be able to revisit this extremely popular and in demand topic.  It’s available in the WatchYourDirtStore for $ 39.99.  Order your today!

We, of course, have to thank our great sponsor – HydroStraw for making this episode possible.  Without our sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.  You’ll be able to see HydroStraw (along with all the other types of Hydromulches) in our episode, and you should definitely check them out at:

Here’s a look at some of the HydroStraw material as seen on our new Hydromulch episode…

Quick Update on our Low Water Crossing installation that was featured in our Articulated Concrete Block episode.

John snapped this pic of the very high, very erosive flows going over our l’il crossing.  Amazing stuff, when filming, I never imagined that it’d see this type of action.  But apparently it does.

The crossing is located in a valley, a valley that is pretty much a catch basin for a good portion of Redding, CA and surrounding areas.  When it rains, a heck of a lot of water gets diverted into a small channel that goes over the LWC and into Sulphur Creek.  Crazy flows.

So how is it holding up?  Well it’s been 3 seasons and everything is looking great!  No undercutting, no movement.  Some of the angular rock spread on top of the ACB has washed away – but, frankly, we expected that to happen to an extent.

All in all, it’s looking great.  I hope this one holds up just as well (from Salix’s Sacramento OHV Job)…

Hi All,

Quick clip here.  This is an outake from our ‘Extreme Slope’ Episode a while back.  In ‘Extreme Slope’, John and the team had to stabilize an extremely erosive slope made out of decomposed granite.

Decomposed Granite is some pretty trippy stuff.  What looks like solid rock can crumble as soon as you touch it.  Tough to anchor on, tough to stabilize.

This clip (which appears as an extra on the DVD), John goes into detail about Decomposed Granite, what it is, and some of the troubles with it.

Hope you enjoy the clip…

Hi All, James here,

For the filming of our upcoming ‘Big Cover Up’ episode, we had a pneumatic blowing machine on site courtesy of the good folks at Express Blower.  In the episode we talk a lot of compost and compost blankets and berms.

And naturally, when you have a big machine on site, filled with buttons, lights, augers and tonnes of other cool stuff – you HAVE to film it.  

Jason Wedmore from Express Blower was kind enough to take us on a tour of the truck.  And now, through the magic of Interweb video, we can take you on that same tour.


HydroStraw.  We were lucky enough to have Hydrostraw on board as an episode sponsor.  They are a great company with some really nice product, and we couldn’t be happier about teaming up with them to bring you this episode.  

We put together a ‘highlight reel’ of HydroStraw’s appearance in the episode for the gang over there, and we thought we’d post it here as well. Enjoy!

Note:  We should point out that in our upcoming episode, we discuss all types and categories of Hydromulch, and do not keep the discussion limited to Hydrostraw.

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