Permanent Weed Barrier Fabric – 4.75 oz



Permanent weed barrier fabric is designed for applications where a solution which will last for years of continuous use is required. This weed barrier cloth is composed of a woven / non-woven hybrid material allowing both strength and versatility. One side of the fabric has "woven" properties while the other has "non-woven" characteristics. By fusing the two types together the fabric has increased strength as well as permeability to allow air and water to flow through. This material combination produces a very effective weed stop fabric which ideal for controlling weed growth in residential, commercial and nursery applications.

Product Specifics

  • Series: Hybrid - Weed Barrier
  • Estimated Material Lifespan: 25 years
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Hybrid 4.75 oz Fabric

  • Contractor Grade
  • UV Resistant
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Will Not Rot or Mildew
  • Resistant to Rodent and Insect Damage

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.

Fabric Installation

  • Prepare area by removing all weeds and plants from the desired area. For increased protection consider applying a pre-emergent herbicide prior to laying down the weed barrier fabric.

  • Unroll and cut the weed barrier fabric to the appropriate length. If overlapping the fabric, allow for a 4" - 6" overlap. Cut an "X" slit in the location where each plant will be placed. Secure the fabric with fabric staples, staggering the staples at an approximate rate of 1 staple per 5 feet.
  • Cover the fabric with 3-4 inches of bark, mulch or stone to protect the fabric from ultraviolet light and to give the project a finished look.


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The Various Kinds Of Landscape Fabric And How they are Best Used

Landscape fabric is considered the best product to reduce weeds over the long term but if you choose the wrong fabric for your garden or yard, you will be defeating your purpose. In order to get the very best results, it's very important to know the different kinds of fabric and how you should use them. Maybe you want a pathway connecting to your garden, if so,, there is a specific fabric made for your needs. In this article, we will go over the different landscape fabrics both woven and non-woven so you will have a better understanding of which will work best for you.

What Landscape Fabric Is

Landscape fabric is created in sheets that are offered in rolls. You can place this material throughout your garden, or around trees and shrubs. This fabric will -

Putting Gravel on Landscape Fabric

Gravel Placed on Weed Barrier Fabric

• Greatly reduce weeds by blocking them from emerging from the soil below
• Reduce evaporation
• Stabilize the temperature of the soil
• Reduce the use of herbicides
• Control the erosion of soil

Landscape fabric has several other names such as weed block fabric, garden fabric, weed control fabric, or weed barrier fabric, to name a few. This fabric is made of linen, polypropylene, polyester, or as a recycled material.

The Various Kinds Of Landscape Fabric

• Woven
• Non-Woven
• Spun
• Perforated

Each fabric has its own abilities making each one designed for specific purposes in your yard. Do not jump the gun by choosing a non-woven fabric to place around your vegetables when a perforated fabric would be the better choice, especially for eliminating weeds.

Woven Fabric

Woven fabric is made of woven linen or polypropylene with small holes for allowing nutrients, water, and air into the soil. This fabric is best for placing around trees and shrubs to smother weeds. This is a great fabric for flower beds that do not need plants changed out on a regular basis. Because this fabric is tough and will not easily tear, it can be difficult to dig holes for new plants. This is not the best material for vegetable gardens.

Non-Woven Fabric

This fabric comes in a solid sheet and is usually made of polypropylene or polyester. This fabric is very permeable and allows for a high water flow rate when choosing the lighter weighted versions of this fabric type.

The best places to use non-woven fabric are under rock mulches, or along rock pathways, Keep in mind, small rocks can easily fall into the soil which will be difficult to remove. Non-woven fabric works as a barrier between the soil and stones to stop stones from sinking while preventing weeds from sprouting. On the other hand, when it's time to remove the rocks, the fabric makes it easy to collect them.

Gardener Pulling Weed

Pulling Weed in Garden

Spun Fabric

Spun landscape fabric is actually a non-woven fabric made of long polyester fibers that are bonded together using heat or compression. Some spun fabrics are very thin in order to exchange water and nutrients between the soil and the plants but be careful choosing spun fabric because the thick version of this fabric is not absorbent.

You can use the thin spun fabric in flower beds if digging will be minimal but it's not a good choice for vegetable gardens. Many gardeners will opt to use heavy-duty material as a physical barrier around their garden's border to drive off pests and invasive grass.

The thick spun fabric works perfectly under gravel mulch and pathways. Because the thick spun fabric is strong and lasts a long time, you can install it behind retaining walls to stop plant roots and soil from getting through the cracks.

Garden Beds in Backyard

Backyard with Garden Beds

Perforated Fabric

This fabric has small holes and is a lightweight choice for areas that will experience very little foot traffic or areas in your garden where you will change out plants on a regular basis.

Perforated fabric is perfect for vegetable gardens or flower beds especially where you will digging quite often. Also, perforated will tear easily if you have to dig up the ground. There are several perforated fabrics that come with pre-cut holes for your plants.

The small holes will allow nutrients, water, and air to get into the soil while preventing the growth of weeds. Because perforated fabric is lightweight and used for light duty, it's not the best fabric for places with heavy foot traffic or where there are large roots.

Is Landscape Fabric a Good Choice for your Needs?

While landscape fabric has its pros and cons, many absorbent fabrics can clog and suffocate good insects like earthworms. Over the long run, some of the best landscape fabrics can be harmful to your plants and the health of the soil.

This fabric will not offer nutritional value to the soil so the alternative is newspaper, wood chips, or other organic mulches to control garden weeds while limiting soil erosion. It will increase the moisture in the soil while adding nutrients at the same time.

Your needs might require landscape fabric for a specific project. If you are going to install a retaining wall, a pathway, or rock mulch, it might be a good idea to install landscape fabric.