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*Mats should be applied with soil fill technique:
**Grade the swale and smooth the top soil, removing any debris and large rocks,
**Seed with turf mixture,
**Dig 150 mm anchor trench at the top of the channel,
**Secure blanket into the trench with staples every 300 mm. Backfill and compact soil into the trench
. **Unroll mat in the direction of flow. Staple as recommended by manufacturer . **Overlaps should be 150 mm and stapled. Upstream mat should always overlay the downstream mat .
**Anchor the bottom end of the channel in a similar fashion to the top,
**Apply 15-20 mm of topsoil over the TRM, without the use of heavy machinery which can tear the mat and/or compact the soil
. **An [[Erosion control blankets|ECB]] may be applied to protect the surface through the first one or two years .
**Irrigate until turf grass is established.