Chipping Sodbury Flood Resilience

Location: Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire
Area size: 4,000m²
Product: Verydol Biotic Earth / Winter-Active Grass Seed
Client: AmcoGiffen

Project Background

Part of flood alleviation works at Chipping Sodbury saw the creation of a new attenuation lagoon using an innovative self-healing geosynthetic clay liner made from bentonite that seals the sides of the lagoon.

Problem

The clay liner lacked no organic matter and had very little nutrients, making it difficult to sustain plant life. Because of the risk of erosion, new vegetation was required as soon a possible. However, due to the time of year the required seeding works were outside the traditional sowing season.

Solution

Our Winter-Active seed mix with organic fertiliser.

Outcome

Within a few weeks germination of the seed had begun, ultimately protecting the sides of the lagoon from erosion by helping slow rainwater runoff and forming a dense root mass to hold the wet soil together.

Chipping Sodbury Flood Resilience
Chipping Sodbury Flood Resilience
Chipping Sodbury Flood Resilience

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