Silt Fence is a woven fabric that temporarily controls sediment on construction sites to protect water quality in nearby streams, rivers and lakes from sediment in storm water runoff. Stakes are pointed (like a pencil) for easy installation.
Dig a 6"x6" trench along the site perimeter or appropriate location.
Unroll the fence one section at a time and position the stakes on the downhill side of the trench.
Hammer each stake into the trench until bottom of the fabric is even with the bottom of the trench.
Backfill and compact.