Envirostraw: the journey so far


In less than a decade, EnviroStraw has grown from humble beginnings to become a market leader in Australia’s erosion control and revegetation industry.

Since the start, our focus has been on developing world-leading innovative products – harnessing Australian renewable resources that are easy-to-use and achieve the desired outcome on any project. Nine years on and EnviroStraw has brought huge innovation to the Australian revegetation and erosion control industry – developing unique products and winning three International Erosion Control Association awards for Innovation.

GeoSpray – a world-first, spray-on erosion control membrane – won the 2015 IECA Innovation award as a cost-effective, reliable way to control erosion for steep slopes, drains, and on any soil type, providing up to ten years’ protection of the treatment area.


EnviroStraw Hydraulic Growth Media Hydromulch won the 2015 IECA Innovation award, as the first hydromulch manufactured in Australia from a thermally processed straw fibre with included soil conditioners. 

All-in-one bag product EnviroMatrix Erosion Control Matrix and Biotic Growth Amendment won the 2020 IECA award for Innovation – the first of this product-type to be manufactured in Australia using Australian renewable resources.

Regenerative revegetation program Biogrowth is a true revolution in the erosion control industry. Looking at soil from a microbial standpoint and balancing any soil type to enhance microbial activity, it delivers a self-sustaining and long-term outcome in the same way nature does. 


As well as our product success, EnviroStraw now operates its own manufacturing facility that supports local communities in Yarrawonga, Victoria and is where we manufacture our straw-based range of hydromulch products. We also partner with a manufacturer in Gympie to  bag and manufacture our GeoSpray and range of erosion-control polymers – again, providing support to these small farming communities. 

EnviroStraw products have been used on mine sites, road projects and other construction sites across Australia – providing exceptional outcomes wherever they’re used. Happily for all our customers, EnviroStraw products have all been independently tested for efficacy – ensuring they perform to the highest standards across the board.

The difference between high and low-quality topsoil

Having premium topsoil available on site can significantly increase the speed and success rate of any revegetation project. The less fertile the topsoil, the longer it takes to develop to a level of self-sustainability and the more susceptible it is to erosion. 

When we talk about topsoil quality, typically we’re referring to soil fertility, texture, structure and overall production capability. Good-quality topsoil has high fertility levels with a well-balanced mineral composition and good carbon levels. It also has robust texture and structure with relatively low bulk density levels, plus strong resistance to soil erosion.

Low-quality topsoil, on the other hand, tends to slow down the site recovery process because it’s less fertile with nutrient and mineral imbalances. This type of soil, if not appropriately treated, can cause mineral deficiencies in new vegetation. It’s also these poorly textured soil classes that are prone to erosion and lead to poor root development and a greater risk of soil slippage and slumping.

Can topsoil quality be improved?

Certain topsoil characteristics (fertility is one example) can be brought up to scratch at a relatively low cost, while other chemical and physical properties (such as texture) can be more costly and complex to rectify.

Some may require treatment or high application rates of other organic amendments. All topsoil should be assessed appropriately before treatment to avoid introducing other challenges such as stratification, poor drainage or root development issues.

EnviroStraw’s BioGrowth™ Regenerative Revegetation program is designed to improve soil quality by adhering to our five BioGrowth™ principles. The principles are:

  • Environment: Appropriately assess all environmental factors prior to implementing soil amelioration, revegetation and erosion control principles and practices.
  • Design: Select plant species that are endemic to the area and suited to the soil type and climate zone of the project area. Ensure a diversity of plant species are selected for seasonal changes and self sustainability. Select the appropriate hydromulch media for slope angles and rainfall. Perform soil testing to ensure the soil can be correctly balanced to establish the selected plant species selected. 
  • Seedbed preparation: Perform best practise seedbed via pin wheeling, track rolling or horizontal ripping. 
  • Hydromulch application: Apply hydromulch to the correct specification via 2 passes to ensure all shadowing is eliminated.
  • Watering: Activate the most effective, self-sustainable rainfed irrigation system based on site specifications. Implement supplementary irrigation where needed, especially on highly sensitive and degraded soils.

If you’re looking for high-quality and proven revegetation solutions that are Australian-made by an Australian owned company, then get in touch with the experts at EnviroStraw.

Learn from leading soil scientists in our Feb 25 webinar

On Thursday 25 February, EnviroStraw will host an exclusive 20-minute webinar on the subject of optimising revegetation of highly disturbed soils on mine sites and construction sites.

Hear from our global expert

Leading soil scientist Paul Storer will explain how even the most depleted soils can be effectively revegetated through innovative soil health management practices and enhanced microbial activity.

The presentation will also highlight the environmental benefits of using soil microbiology and regenerative revegetation practices.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Rebuild soil health for long term self-sustainability
  • Condition challenging soils correctly to support microbial activity
  • Inoculate soil with a specially selected suite of beneficial bacteria and fungi
  • Implement a hydraulic revegetation program including award-winning** Biotic Soil Amendments to trigger and sustain beneficial microbes.

Register your place now

Webinar attendance is free for International Erosion Control Association (IECA) members with an Expo Hall pass. Non-members can purchase tickets for the webinar for $35.

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021
Time: 8:50am (QLD), 9:50 (NSW/ VIC)

More on your host

Paul is a senior soil microbiologist, plant physiologist, agricultural consultant, rehabilitation specialist and educator. With more than 40 years’ research and field experience studying the link between soil biology and mineral nutrition in plants, Paul has been instrumental in helping investigate and develop mineral/microbe farming systems and innovative regenerative technologies to rehabilitate depleted and disrupted soils.

**EnviroStraw received the 2020 ICE Award for EnviroMatrix Erosion Control Matrix (ECM) and the 2015 Environmental Excellence Award for Innovation, Contribution or Education to the ESC industry.

Don’t get caught out by imported products

Australia made products

With COVID-19 hugely impacting the Australian economy and global supply chains, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re using Australian-made products on your site. Specifying imported products is currently riskier and more costly than it’s ever been, with COVID-hit supply chains causing issues in a wide variety of ways.

Production issues

With factories around the world forced to lay off staff or even close entirely during the pandemic, many simply don’t have the staff to fulfil orders. With a vaccine still some way off, many production pipelines will be indefinitely delayed.

Shipping delays

When products do make it out of the factory and to the port, they face delays in shipping due to a general downturn in demand that’s led to fewer containers and ships setting sail. According to industry site Logistics Bureau, “Coronavirus has slashed demand in some regions, increased it in others, created labour problems in ports, and upset the balance of shipping container availability”.

Increasing freight prices

The result of all this disruption is, of course, increased freight prices – costs that are then passed on to you.

In the midst of this uncertainty, the great news is that all of EnviroStraw’s unique products are Australian-made – meaning we offer outstanding value for money, swift delivery of the product and total peace of mind. As a proudly Australian-owned and operated business, the EnviroStraw range performs as well, if not better, than the imported products and supports Australian jobs and communities – something more important than ever, and yet another great reason to choose EnviroStraw.

Envirostraw and the circular economy

In general, there are three main facets to a circular economy –

  • design to eliminate waste and pollution,
  • keep products and materials in use, and
  • regenerate natural systems.

Here at Envirostraw, we contribute to the circular economy in a number of ways – one of which is by taking the revenue from sales and purchasing Australian waste and renewable products. In doing so, we ensure the funds we generate are redistributed back to businesses across Australia, which creates employment and increases revenue streams for a variety of businesses. 

By using manufacturing facilities and partners in small towns across Australia like Yarrawonga in Victoria and Gympie in Queensland, we help them sustain and grow their businesses, whilst they support us by providing us with high quality products and services. Additionally, the local transport industry – another large Australian employer – also benefits. 

In terms of using waste products, the straw fibre we use is what’s left over after the harvest of cereal crops, which would often be burnt in the paddock. Additionally, waste newsprint – which ends up in landfills or is exported overseas – is used in EnviroStraw’s range of hydromulch products.  

When considering a product, we tend to prioritise suppliers that share our values and commitment to Australian renewable resources, as well as a desire for collaboration. When suppliers and manufacturers build a partnership it’s a real win-win relationship – we benefit from improved communication and advanced warning of supply-chain issues, and create a long-term, open and honest relationship. 

Once we manufacture a product, it’s distributed to application contractors all over Australia – putting the renewable resources to good use by applying them to the soil on mine sites, development sites and roading projects. The fibers used in our hydromulch product create a layer that builds topsoil and establishes vegetation – protecting the land from erosion, and stopping sediment and other contaminants entering our precious waterways.

The 2020 industry survey results are in!

A 2020 survey of industry professionals has shown the majority are using imported wood fibre from America – a thermally and mechanically processed hydromulch manufactured in the USA.

In Australia, we have some of the most challenging soil types and climatic conditions in the world – including extreme UV sunlight, tropical storms and highly dispersive low carbon soils, to name but three – and EnviroStraw’s simple range of products has been designed to meet these challenges head-on. For example, the fine fibres that make up the imported wood-fibre product break down quickly under Australia’s high UV climatic conditions in a way EnviroStraw hydromulch products don’t, as the included straw fibre has lignin – its own natural UV-resistant coating, which provides increased functional longevity. 

Every bale includes our purpose-designed suite of beneficial bacteria and fungi, carefully selected in Australia for Australia’s challenging soil types – truly, there’s no other hydromulch like it.

EnviroMatrix ECM/BGA: our hero product – an all-in-one erosion control matrix and biotic growth amendment that simply requires you to add seed.

EnviroStraw HGM: our standard hydromulch.

EnviroStraw BFM: our bonded fibre matrix product that includes binders and tackifiers.

Our product range includes a careful selection of mechanically and thermally processed plant fibres, all sourced from Australian renewable resources including cereal straw, wood fibre and cellulose fibre, with included natural soil conditioners and our purpose-designed suite of microbes.

Developed over eight years, EnviroStraw has worked diligently to ensure our range of hydromulch products meets or exceeds world standards, and there’s no better place than Australia to do this. As Australia has some of the toughest climatic conditions in the world, it forced us to perform the most extensive R&D program Australia has ever seen in terms of hydraulic revegetation products. We knew if we could develop a product in Australia that could mix and spray well whilst withstanding our harsh climate, we could compete on the world stage – and this is exactly what we’ve done. We not only developed products that work, but we also developed programs like BioGrowth – a world-first in microbial revegetation, which rebuilds disturbed soils fast. This means we can not only provide the products to enhance project outcomes – we can also provide the expertise. 

In addition to being a superior product, quality and cost are also a factor, with the price of the imported product being much higher due to having to allow for shipping and customs.  Now more than ever it’s important to buy Australian and help us provide employment to Australians recovering from the devastating economic impact of COVID-19 – plus when the quality’s superior and the cost is cheaper, why would you go elsewhere?


The role of nutrient cycling in balancing soils

At EnviroStraw, we’ve spent many years developing a suite of resilient and beneficial microbes for highly disturbed soils – because when microbes are in synergy with plants, they quickly rebuild damaged soils. These microbes form complex communities that are directly involved in nutrient cycling – the movement and exchange of organic and inorganic matter back into the production of living matter. This process is regulated by the food web pathways that were previously present. These organisms decompose organic matter and release locked up nutrients into organic plant-available nutrients – it’s a cycle.

With nutrient cycling, optimum soil health can be achieved – ensuring sufficient nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium and potassium are available to the establishing plants. These play a vital role in keeping soils healthy and productive, are critical in the formation of soil, carbon sequestration, water infiltration and improving the water-holding capacity of the soil, and ultimately are synergistically involved in plant germination and establishment – enhancing survival of the plants long term.

Microbial revegetation – how it works and why it’s essential for healthy living soil

From mine sites and road projects to development sites and anywhere erosion strikes, disturbed soil can mean a disturbed and imbalanced soil microbiome – leading to poor soil health. 

Soil, through its microbiome, has the capacity to function as a dynamic, living organism that responds (either positively or negatively) to the way it is managed and maintained.

Soil microbes are living things that thrive by having a synergy with plants growing in the soil. As the plants are also living organisms, they also benefit from a relationship with the soil biology as this is how they can get more efficient access to nutrients. The soil microbes and the plants form a beneficial and symbiotic relationship where the plants feed sugary root exudates (liquid carbon) to the microbes, and the microbes in return feed the plant essential nutrients. Without this relationship, plants don’t survive as well.  The alternative is feeding water-soluble fertiliser (WSF) to the plants – which is generally less optimal and not self-sustainable. By rebuilding the microbiome in the soil, we can quickly improve soil health, correct soil imbalances and build soil carbon and glomulin (nature’s glue), which minimises soil erosion, improves water-holding capacity and recycles nutrients – providing a long-term, self-sustaining outcome.

As science learns more about the soil and the life in it, we’re able to more easily measure soil microbes and the microbiome. The latest technology to do so includes DNA sequencing, which can measure not only the volume but the types of microbes present in the soil. Soil carbon levels can also give a good indication of whether or not a soil is teeming with life. Once we can measure the microbiome, we can set about rebalancing it.

Previously, the focus has been on feeding plants soluble nutrients by adjusting pH to around 6.4 – the point where most nutrients in a water-soluble form are freely available to the plants. Nature’s way, on the other hand, is via the plant microbe symbiotic relationship. If we think of the soil being the ‘stomach’ of the plant in a similar way to our own stomachs, we wouldn’t survive for long without the related digestive system and gut microbiome feeding us the nutrients from the food we eat. It’s the healthy microbiome in the soil that efficiently feeds the plant in nature.

When it comes to revegetating a construction site, a different approach is needed to that of farmland. On construction sites the soil has been highly disturbed – dug up, moved, stock-piled and then put back. During these processes the microbiome is largely destroyed, so we need to restore it. To do this effectively we have to look at the soil in a different way – instead of adjusting pH, for example, so the plants can access water-soluble nutrients from fertiliser, we look at the soil and balance it from a microbial point of view. We then apply a suite of bacteria and fungi carefully selected for disturbed soils on all construction sites. Next we determine which nutrients are already available? Which are not available or are depleted? Once we understand this, we can then balance the soil and replace the minerals and other nutrients that are low or missing. Ultimately, we are feeding the microbes which in turn efficiently feed the plants.

The benefits to clients derived from this approach are numerous – it reduces costs, is environmentally friendly and self-sustaining, and minimises risk in a timely manner. Faster establishment of native plant species, reduced volumes of lime and gypsum required, reduced erosion and watering requirements and lower on-going maintenance all add up to great short and long-term benefits. 

EnviroStraw has developed a range of products that have all been tested to be biocompatible – ensuring they don’t harm the suite of microbes we are placing in the soil. Carbon Plus provides a carbon source to assist with the initial stages of building carbon and increasing the water-holding capacity of the soil. Calcium Plus is designed to supply this essential mineral when soils are critically low in it. All our soil amelioration products are designed to be applied via the hydromulcher – improving on-site efficiencies by ensuring it’s accurately applied, whilst also significantly lowering costs. Our full range of hydromulch products includes our suite of soil-building microbes, with EnviroMatrix ECM Biotic Growth Amendment having the capability of replacing topsoil and compost.


The EnviroStraw price advantage

We can sing from the roof-tops that our products are Australian-made and deliver the best results in the market – but amongst the noise of competitor marketing campaigns, convincing sales-people and pre-existing ‘preferred suppliers’, we’re not always selected. However, if you’re looking for a solution that’ll genuinely deliver the best results on the market at the most affordable price, plus you want to support Aussie-made, you don’t need to look any further. The proof is in the soil!

We’re cheaper than imported products
It’s one thing to say we’re a more economical solution – that’s what everyone says. We know we need to show you how it works. 

The graph below shows an actual comparison of EnviroStraw’s EnviroMatrix vs the equivalent product from imported suppliers. The products have been shown as per their manufacturer’s specifications – i.e. how they’re recommended to be used – and would be used in this capacity on projects approximately 20 hectares in size. 

The EnviroStraw local price advantage
The total cost to use EnviroStraw’s EnviroMatrix is lower than our competitor’s hydromulch products. As our products are locally owned and manufactured using Australian renewable resources, they’re more affordable. Further, our products do not carry additional costs for shipping and landing products in-country, and they’re not subject to ever-changing exchange rates.

It’s not just about cost
We recently lost a contract to a competing company. On face value their product ‘seemed’ cheaper – however, in order to be competitive on price they lowered the application rate per hectare and risked the project outcome. The figures in the chart below have been calculated at an application rate of 6000 kgs per hectare. Our competitor has two products – BSM dual and a two-product program BSM. Typically applied at 4000 kgs pass one with a BFM hydromulch applied over the top pass two at a rate of 3000 kgs, the BFM pass is required to minimise the risk of erosion. EnviroMatrix ECM Biostic Growth Amendment is a dual product and can provide savings of up to $17,600.00 per hectare.

Cost and performance should work hand-in-hand
As identified above and throughout the projects we work on time and time again view our case studies here, EnviroStraw’s product range is the most competitively priced in the industry and it achieves the top results. 

But it goes further than this – other factors that impact cost and performance should be considered when weighing up commercial revegetation solutions. 

EnviroStraw’s products have been scientifically and independently lab tested in line with our BioGrowth program – a world-first microbial carbon revegetation program that holistically builds on conventional rehabilitation practices by rejuvenating depleted soils, increasing beneficial microbial activity and increasing soil carbon. This has proven to provide significant savings in regards to soil amelioration and maintenance and, with such a high-performing program, the risk and costs are minimised. 

Water use efficiency (WUE) is also a critical consideration for any Australian construction or mine site – especially in remote and dry areas of Australia. EnviroStraw’s solutions transform any soils, using up to 40% less water than conventional products. This has a profound knock-on effect to project costs – reducing the need for ongoing maintenance and watering and lowering the risk of expensive reworks. 

EnviroMatrix ECM is not just a Hydromulch, it’s a combination Biotic Growth Amendment and Erosion control all in a single bag just add the seed and spray it couldn’t be easier. Suitable for Extreme slopes and anywhere topsoil is not available.

No topsoil? No problem

When commercial sites lack both topsoil and compost, EnviroMatrix ECM offers a consistently high quality solution.

At EnviroStraw, we believe careful consideration should be given to the type of growth media that’s used on a commercial site. Where topsoil is scarce or non-existent and compost isn’t available (or can’t be manufactured successfully on-site), innovative Biotic Growth Amendments can be used. These organic blankets are purpose-designed and manufactured in a controlled environment using consistently high-quality materials, and offer both speedy application and reduced cartage costs.

As a true Biotic Soil Amendment product, EnviroMatrix ECM is purpose-designed to efficiently grow plants and build topsoil in low-carbon, low-nutrient soils including subsoils. On construction sites, almost all pre-disturbance topsoil layers will have some level of fertility, good crump structure, high water and nutrient-holding capacity and will be less erodible, with specific ratios of plant species growing.

EnviroMatrix ECM is a hydro compost that replicates and enhances this environment by including a balanced offering of everything required, including nutrients, trace elements, bio stimulants and a very specific suite of bacteria and fungi that establishes healthy plants. The diverse range of natural organic fibres in EnviroMatrix ECM assist with this process – as well as providing erosion control, the wide variety of nutrient and food sources can be broken down and turned into topsoil for the included microbiology. EnviroMatrix ECM also improves the water-holding capacity of the soil by slowing evaporation and keeping the soil cooler in summer and warmer in the winter months.

Because EnviroMatrix ECM is a purpose-designed product, every input is controlled and measured – leading to a guarantee of consistency in every bale that’s near-impossible to reproduce in the case of topsoil and compost. Additionally, the cost of handling, storing and placing compost and topsoil in large volumes on-site can be expensive, whereas EnviroMatrix ECM can be applied up to three times faster than each – improving on-site efficiencies and solving the problem of erosion control during the application process. EnviroMatrix ECM is also guaranteed weed-free – eliminating the risk of importing noxious weed seeds or other soil pathogens that can create increased maintenance costs.

Overall, choosing to use EnviroMatrix ECM will lead to improved efficiency across the board. EnviroMatrix ECM is designed to develop increased below-ground biomass – improving erosion control and growing healthy, drought-tolerant plants. As an environmentally responsible option with bio-friendly polymers, EnviroMatrix ECM doesn’t include soluble nutrients that will leach into the ground, and our belief in letting nature provide plant-establishing water on construction sites eliminates the requirement for an onsite watering program. As well as the cost savings involved in not carting, placing and storing topsoil or compost, EnviroMatrix ECM has proven to be native plant-friendly – establishing native species in under 6 months.

For an example of EnviroMatrix ECM being successfully used in an EnviroStraw project, see the Binna Burra case study.

How to establish native plants on a construction site

12 months after treatment

Native plants typically thrive in Australia’s challenging soils and harsh climatic conditions – making them crucial to the success of many of the large projects EnviroStraw undertakes. Surviving droughts and growing in inhospitable soils, they help in our mission to deliver great outcomes, save clients’ money and restore the land to its original glory – here are some of the things we do to ensure successful native plant establishment, every time. 

  • Carefully select the cover crop species
    This ensures they can grow in the climate and soil found on site. If the soil is sodic, for example, we select grass species that can tolerate the sodicity to minimise the use of soil ameliorants – this provides significant savings to the project owners.
  • Test seed quality and germination
    Native vegetation tends to require less maintenance, with hardy plants used to surviving the challenges of the Australian climate. With this in mind, both the quality of the seed and germination testing is hugely important, as native seeds can be difficult to germinate so it’s crucial to sow the correct volume of seed. We also get an ecology report that ensures we sow seeds endemic to the site. 
  • Check the soil
    Before construction begins we test the soil so we can understand what then happens to it as the project progresses. This means we can condition the soil to the optimal point where plants are encouraged to germinate and grow – ameliorating it to restore it to the condition it was in prior to construction.
  • Prepare the seedbed
    Smooth and compacted batters can result in the Hydromulch being sprayed, only for the water to run straight off. It’s important we slow water-flow to a point where it can penetrate into the soil and plants can establish, and several methods can be used – horizontal ripping, pin wheeling or track rolling, Carbon soils with low carbon don’t hold water and lack structure, meaning they easily erode. Biostimulants, however, assist in the establishment of microbes, providing an immediate food source for them.
  • Correctly apply the Hydromulch layer
    Native seeds need to be in the dirt, so we encourage applicators to do a double pass – placing all the native seeds and 50% of the cover-crop species in pass one, and the remaining cover crop grasses in the second pass.
  • Use the correct specification of hydromulch and binders
    So often we see specifications that simply will not achieve the desired outcome. We need to ensure we protect the grass seeds and cover the ground sufficiently to minimise erosion, using environmentally friendly polymers as a binder. Consideration needs to be given to watering and topsoil, as well as slope angle and lengths in order to ensure erosion is managed.
  • Monitor everything
    This is a critical step – everything from the subsoil amelioration process to the Hydromulch application process should be closely monitored to avoid failed revegetation projects.

Overall, EnviroStraw is committed to delivering efficient and compliant native plant solutions that provide significant cost savings to clients across the mining, construction and development industries. With a full product range that’s designed to be native plant friendly, our understanding of plant science means we always select the correct products and approach for each project. Our range of Hydromulch products is manufactured to the highest standards, including a diverse range of fibers and a purpose-designed suite of microbes – ensuring we kick-start a successful process from day one.

Eight great reasons why your site needs BioGrowth

As the most technologically advanced hydraulic revegetation system currently available in Australia, and possibly the world, EnviroStraw’s BioGrowth Revegetation Program (BRP) has been successfully used on complex projects across the country. Easy to implement and proven to work, our tried and tested program could be just what you need for a successful project outcome – here are eight great reasons why… 

  • Lower cost
    BRP is easy to implement and reduces overall project costs by using nature’s components and systems to develop the optimum rhizosphere for plant growth. By looking at the soil to rebuild microbial activity, and using our advanced Enviromatrix ECM Biotic Growth Media (which has everything needed to create functionally sustainable soils in each bale), it doesn’t require the traditional volume-based application of soil ameliorates, and offers superior performance when compared to typical compost/topsoil, lime and gypsum installations. Application rates are designed to produce optimal microbial and mycorrhizae counts and increase essential nutrients, along with the ideal carbon components to re-establish the natural biology of disturbed soil on construction sites and carbon components. This approach increases on site efficiencies – saving significant amounts of time, money, fuel and resources that application of topsoil, compost and other soil amelioration placement jobs typically require.
  • Sustainable
    BRP sustainably revives depleted and damaged soils and establishes vegetation faster, and with less water, than standard approaches. When a suitable subsoil is available, replacement of topsoil and/or addition of compost as a soil conditioner is not generally required. Soil loss due to disturbance and development has a major impact on biodiversity worldwide – threatening biological function and wildlife habitat – and the practice of moving topsoil from point A to restore point B simply creates a bigger problem. Whilst compost and its application can be considered sustainable, great care needs to be taken in its production (rather than development) to remove disease and replace with high rates of soluble nutrient. Finally, water-soluble fertiliser is not part of BRP – protecting our delicate waterways and environment from nutrient leaching.
  • Water-saving
    Non-watering BRP options are available, and provide up to 12 months of functional longevity in the hydromulch layer – protecting seeds and the soil surface. Simply spray the Enviromatrix Biotic Growth media with our long term soil mulch binder, and wait for natural rain to establish the vegetation. This process provides significant cost savings to any project – thanks to increased mix rates of the EnviroMatrix per tank of hydromulch equipment, coverage areas are increased – providing savings of up to 42000 litres per hectare.
  • Native plant-ready
    As we rebuild the soil in a more natural way, with EnviroMatrix including biostimulates and zero soluble fertiliser, native plants typically establish in under six months if climatic conditions are favorable.

  • Australian-made
    EnviroStraw products are manufactured in rural Australia using Australian renewable resources – supporting Aussie farmers and country Australia.
  • Independently tested
    To ensure the program and products meet world standards and bring desired outcomes to projects they’re used on, they’re subject to rigorous independent testing.
  • Wide range of products
    Our range includes Hydromulch, Bonded Fibre Matrix BFM, Biotic Growth Amendments, Soil Stabilising Polymers and Purpose-designed Soil Amendments.
  • Financial advantage
    BRP and all associated products deliver a financial advantage over any other comparable program currently available in Australia.