Mat, Inc., a producer of wood-fiber mulches, offers its one-step erosion control system called Soil Guard. Soil Guard is designed for applications requiring temporary erosion control until ground-covering vegetation is established. Soil Guard delivers the performance of a blanket, but without the time and labor costs. Hydraulically applied, Soil Guard conforms to the ground and dries to form a bonded fiber matrix. Once dry, the matrix can be rewet repeatedly and will hold soil and seed without washing away. As vegetation takes hold, Soil Guard slowly decomposes to enrich the soil. Mat, Inc.