How to install Coir Logs

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What are Coir Logs?

Coir logs, also known as coir rolls, coconut fibre rolls or coco logs, are tubes filled with loose, but densely packed coconut fibre which is then wrapped with coir netting. Aussie Environmental Coir logs are light-weight and easy to install – ideal for constructing check structures, establishing vegetation, managing changes in stream flow velocity, shaping channels and stabilising shorelines. Once installed Coir Logs don’t need to be removed as they are 100% biodegradable and will add organic matter to soil as they eventually break down. Being 100% natural, Coir logs provide a micro-climate for plant establishment, promoting balanced, healthy regeneration of habitat.

What size do Coir Logs come in?

Aussie Environmental Coir logs are available in three sizes: 1.5m length x 200mm wide, 3m length x 200mm wide and 3m length x 300mm wide. They have pre-drilled holes for easy peg installation and the high density of fibres increases both their performance and life span.

Where should you use Coir Logs?

Coir Logs are ideal for slowing water run-off, protecting steep slopes and capturing sediment from entering our waterways or flow across roads and paths.
Coir logs can also be used along stream banks to reduce wave action and prevent heavy sediment from entering the water, aiding the restoration of creeks and wetlands. Coir Logs are also used in open drains found along roads where they are used to capture sediments and slow water runoff. They also installed along steep slopes and gullies where silt fence installation is not possible or safe to do so.

Can you use Coir Logs for Garden Edging?

Yes you can. Coir Logs are commonly used as a form of natural edging for garden beds and even natural edging for playgrounds. Coir Logs are biodegradable so they will break down and eventually integrate with the landscaping.

How long do Coir Logs last once they are installed?

Aussie Environmental Coir Logs have a two to three year life span before they start to break down and slowly lose their shape. This time-frame allows for plants to establish to protect and stabilise the area in future.