Flower Bed Landscape Fabric Weed Barrier

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This flow bed landscape fabric weed barrier is the perfect solution for demanding flower bed weed control projects. This dual-sided "weed preventer fabric" has a woven fabric for extended life and durability and a nonwoven geotextile on the other to become a hybrid weed fabric. This unique product works by blocking the sunlight’s access to the grass and weeds, preventing them from germinating. As the fabric is permeable it will allow water and air to pass through for the breathability of your plants.
 
The hybrid weed control fabric is popular for both larger commercial applications and for smaller residential landscapes and planting beds. The woven side of the fabric when facing up has space markings to help ensure even spacing when placing plants. The nonwoven side can face upward when in mulched scenarios to provide better traction for the mulch to lay on top of.

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  • Series: Weed Barrier Fabric
  • Size: Various
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All of our geotextile fabrics are professional-grade and are designed for use in both residential & commercial applications. Our fabrics are designed for years of continuous use in the designated application.

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How To Install Weed Barrier Cloth

Installing weed barrier cloth, also known as landscape fabric, is one of the easiest and most successful ways to fight off weeds. This cloth will prevent the germination of weed seeds in the soil or take root on top of the soil. Because weed barrier cloth breathes, it allows water, nutrients, and air to get down into the soil to feed your plants.

On its own, this cloth will work just fine but it is recommended to cover it with mulch, rocks, or another ground cover. This cloth will separate the cover material from the soil keeping stone and gravel clean and will reduce the breakdown of organic mulch. Black plastic is another kind of weed barrier that works in the same way but unfortunately, plastic is known to tear and create a non-penetrable barrier preventing water and air from getting to your plants.

Installing a weed barrier cloth is a little more difficult than spreading out a bed sheet. Just make sure to prepare the ground by ensuring it's flat so it won't damage the cloth. Also, make sure to overlap and secure the edges of the cloth in order to prevent weeds and the cover material from getting through the seams.

Pulling Weeds

Gardener Pulling Weeds

How To Work With Weed Barrier Cloth

Even though landscape fabric is a weed barrier, not all barriers are landscape fabric. Stay away from cheap thin plastic, it's no match for quality fabric and can be easily torn up. Just because it's cheaper does not mean you are getting a good deal. Using cheap plastic means you will eventually have to replace it sooner than later. On the other hand, quality fabric will last a long time, is resistant to damage from the sun, and will not easily tear. Some quality fabrics are are effective for 20 years!

The upside, if you decide to change an area, that's presently covered in fabric, simply remove the mulch, unpin the fabric, roll it up, and store it away for future use. It might have dirt stains but it's just as good as new material.

In most cases, quality weed barrier cloth is made from spun synthetic fiber material. While it will block out sunlight, it allows water and air to pass through. Even though this material is tough it can be damaged by sharp objects including rocks, tools, and roots. Therefore, it's a good idea to rake and smooth out the ground before placing down the fabric While many of these fabrics are UV protected, they will last longer if not directly exposed to sunlight so be sure to add a layer of mulch or other material as a coverage.

The following steps will help you install your landscape fabric:

Remove Vegetation: Dig up all weeds, grass, and vegetation using a garden hoe, shovel, or other instrument. Dig as deep as needed in order to reach the roots. If you do not get rid of the roots, they will continue to grow even when covered with landscape fabric. Use the hoe in a swing motion and bring the blade down to the ground. Strike the ground at a 45-degree angle in order to get deeply into the soil and get under the roots to lift the weeds and roots all at once. Then drag the weed and roots toward your body. The other alternative, kill the vegetation with a broad-spectrum herbicide. Follow the instructions from the manufacturer and wait for the plants to die. You will need a herbicide because weeds spread using surface runners so getting rid of them can be difficult using only a hoe.

Clear & Level The Soil: Thoroughly rake the area with a steel garden rake known as a bow rake. Pull up all uprooted weeds then rake out the stones, twigs, and any other sharp objects that can damage the fabric. While raking, throw out loosened rocks and other debris until the soil is smooth and flat.

Lay Down The Landscape Fabric or Weed Barrier Cloth: Roll out the fabric or cloth so it's parallel to the long dimension of the area. Cut the material off using a sharp utility blade. You will have to replace this blade quite often because it must be sharp. You can choose to run the pieces long and then trim them later. It's never too late to have enough material.

If you feel you need more fabric, overlap the pieces by at least 6 inches. Some fabric manufacturers believe 3 inches is enough but 6 inches is much better. If the fabric has one shiny side and one dull side, you must install it with the right side facing up so follow the instructions from the manufacturer. If you need to, you can temporarily weigh down the fabric using stones or other heavy items.

Weed Cloth Fabric

Weed Barrier Fabric

Using Staples, Secure The Fabric: Be sure the fabric is in the right position then secure it with landscape fabric staples using a hammer or a small hand maul. Drive them every 10 feet along the edges and seams and in the interior areas if needed. If you are using a ground cover, it will hold down the fabric. If needed, trim the fabric along the edges.

Mark The Fabric For Plants: (this is optional) If you are placing plants in this area, using scissors or a utility knife, cut an X mark in the fabric for each plant. Make sure it's only big enough to dig a hole for the plant's root ball. Keep in mind, that the fewer and smaller the holes, the better for the fabric.

Landscaped Backyard

Newly Landscaped Backyard

Pull the flaps aside to dig the hole then dump the soil into a tub or wheelbarrow instead of on the surrounding fabric. Put the plants in place, back-fill around the root ball with soil, and tamp the soil to remove air pockets. Place the four flaps of the fabric snugly against the plant in order to cover the soil.

Add Mulch (this is optional) Cover the fabric with mulch. If you are using natural mulch such as wood, pine needles, or chips, do not add more than 2 inches of cover. If you are using stone, you might need less than 2 inches for complete coverage. This will depend on the stones and what you will be using this area for. Spread and smooth the ground cover with a rake and be very careful not to damage the fabric.