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Erosion Protection for Shorelines

Shorelines require a thorough erosion control strategy for installation and on-going maintenance. InstaTurf has two products that will stand up to wave action as well as human foot traffic so your project will be protected and easily maintainable.

Stand Up To Waves

The simulated grass-like texture of InstaTurf® Soft Armor products raise the shear plane above the soil to protect shorelines immediately and for years to come. InstaTurf provides rock-like erosion protection from day-one. The surface of InstaTurf is easily navigable and maintainable without heavy equipment. Add InstaTurf to your bio-retention erosion solution to keep the silt in place without the cost and hassle of hard armor solutions.

Limit Liability

Rocks are the perfect hiding spot for snakes, not to mention twisted ankles waiting to happen. Don’t burden your development with these risks. Install InstaTurf and you will not only eliminate hiding spots for unwanted pests, but you’ll also provide a secure place for pedestrians and maintenance crews.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Don’t sacrifice the curb appeal of your development for premium erosion performance. With InstaTurf you can have the best of both worlds. InstaTurf not only provides rock-like erosion protection from day-one, but it also mimics the look of grass before the real grass grows through. InstaTurf secures into the soil and allows real vegetation to grow up through it. Once vegetation grows, the InstaTurf hybrid turf will all but disappear. InstaTurf helps protect your investment while looking great.


Shoreline Installations

Pond Shoreline With InstaTurf Installed - Before / After

Pond Shorebank Installation Pond Shoreline Vegetation

Shoreline Applications

  • Steep slopes

  • Lake & pond banks

  • Lake dams & spillways

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InstaTurf Features and Benefits

  • Budget-friendly permanent erosion protection – as effective as rock riprap at typically less than half the cost
  • Improved aesthetics to please residents – provides an immediately green, grass-like appearance
  • Permanently stabilized drainage infrastructure – prevents scour and facilitates vegetation establishment in drainage swales, pond banks and outfall areas
  • Permanently reinforces grass – prevents future wash-outs under wave action, channel flow, dam overtopping and spillway discharges
  • Smooth surface – no rocks to mow around or pose safety hazards
  • Compliance with local, state and federal stormwater regulations – prevents on-site and off-site movement of sediment
  • Simple, risk-free installation – requires no heavy installation equipment which can potentially damage property
  • Fast and easy long-term maintenance – can be safely mowed or sprayed over with standard equipment

InstaTurf Products


Flexible erosion control suitable for most applications. SF10 is lightweight and provides immediate soil protection upon installation.


Superlative soil protection made to withstand turbulent water flow in areas such as culvert and pipe outfalls. SF12 provides a weighted ballast to ensure high performance in the most demanding applications.

Immediate Armoring

>3x Erosion Protection

Simple Installation

Aesthetically Pleasing

50%+ Typical Cost Savings


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