Jute blanket is easy to install to prevent slope erosion. All natural jute fibers are 100% biodegradable. The jute will keep the soil in place and allows the plant or grass to grow. This is by design a loosely woven product, with gaps approximately 2 in. x 4 in. The product can be pulled and stretched to cover more area. This will increase the size of the gaps. It can also be scrunched up and the gaps tightened. In either case, sod staples are recommended to hold the blanket in place.