Planter Fabric

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Professional landscape fabric is crucial in keeping a landscape bed weed free. By using the planter fabric you can ensure that beds and plants get proper drainage and also help stop the spread of unwanted weeds in your garden.

This nonwoven geotextile fabric is placed on the ground where plants will go and is designed so that UV light will not reach down to the soil below stopping the germination of the weed seeds. Many times additional rock, soil, or mulch is placed on top of the fabric to hide it and to enhance the visuals of the plantings.

The planter fabric can be installed by anyone and is easily cut with a landscape knife or scissors.

There are multiple roll sizes and fabric weights available to match your application.

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Do These Fabrics Drain Water?

Most drainage fabrics on the market claim to be permeable with a high water flow rate. Specification sheets show flow rate but it can be difficult to translate the testing numbers into a real world example.

View the video to the right for a demonstration of this fabric passing water.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Placing The Right Materials Under A Raised Garden Bed Is Important

It's no wonder why homeowners love raised garden beds. It's much easier to care for their plants and will take up less space. Raised garden beds offer better drainage, require less soil compaction, deter weeds, and prevent small critters and other pests from borrowing.

If constructed properly, raised garden beds will last a very long time. Good installation involves knowing what materials are best for the lining placed under the beds.

Raised Garden Bed

Raised Bed in Garden

What Materials Should Go Under Raised Garden Beds?

Choosing the right material to go under a garden bed will form a barrier separating the bed's soil and the ground. This material will prevent weeds from coming through, prevent toxins, and help to keep pests in the ground, and not feeding off your plants.

Depending on your budget, you might want to look into wide mesh hardware cloth, landscape fabric, steel mesh, burlap sacks, or newspaper and cardboard. Here is a brief understanding of each material:

Wide Mesh Hardware Cloth

This fabric will keep weeds down and burrowing animals out while still allowing earthworms to come in. Earthworms are natural gardeners that will provide oxygen and enrich the soil for the health of your plants. Underneath the frame, securely attach the cloth on the bottom of the using staples. Once it's in place, it should last for a long time.

Stainless Steel Rat Or Gopher Mesh

This material is created to keep borrowing animals out like rats and gophers. This is a durable material that you simply staple it to the bottom of the bed frame to prevent it from shifting.

Landscape Fabric

If you have experienced problems with weeds, you need landscape fabric to keep weeds down and away from your garden beds. Landscape fabric creates an effective barrier against weeds while allowing water and nutrients to enter and care for your plants.

A Burlap Sack

If you have an old burlap sack, like a potato sack, grab it! The burlap material is excellent for stopping weeds when you simply staple it to the bottom of the bed frame. Going by the dimensions of the bed, cut and attach it to the bottom of the frame to form a weed barrier.

Newspaper Or Cardboard

Cheap materials can also work to prevent weed growth. Place the materials on the ground before placing your beds on top of them. Also, you can place newspaper or cardboard on the top of the planters to retain moisture that's a lot like mulch.

Good Soil For Raised Garden Beds

One of the best advantages of raised garden bed gardens, you have complete control over the soil. This is a great advantage for homeowners with yards consisting of clay or seriously packed soil, tree roots, or if you are concerned about pollutants in the soil.

Our recommendation, buy high-quality nutrient-rich soil in bulk You can choose to make a mix of soil with equal parts of topsoil, organic materials including leaves, composted manure, ground bark, and course sand.

Gardener working in raised bed

Gardener Planting in Raised Bed

Great Ideas For Raised Garden Beds

Creating a raised garden bed can be using your creativity and are simple and easy to care for. We've listed some ideas to get you going just make sure you have a place with plenty of sun or shade, depending on your plants and flowers needs.

Wood

If wood strikes your fancy, make sure it's treated for outdoor use. The wood must withstand outdoor elements or over time you will spend your time replacing it.

Grow Bags

Consider a grow bag raised bed. You can have it up and operating quickly. Grow bags are a good choice because the soil will not turn into solid ice and ice will melt very quickly in colder temperatures.

Animal Troughs

A rather unique design could be using troughs for animals. This design will give you a modern, industrial look. The metal on the troughs will conduct heat to warm up the soil in the spring. Also, the troughs will give you a solid, durable base that works as a weed barrier for the beds.

Recycled Material for Raised Beds

There are so many recycled materials you can use while keeping them out of landfills. A few choices might be milk cartons, cinder blocks, or concrete blocks. If you have plants that love alkaline soil, use concrete blocks.

These are just a few suggestions but there are many other materials you might want to use for your raised beds.

Backyard Raised Planters

Raised Planters in Garden

Designing & Building A long-Lasting Raised Garden Bed

Learning how to design and build a raised garden bed can be the beginning of a great adventure. The cost will depend on the design and materials for the garden. The upside, once installed, these beds will be very easy to keep up and maintain. We will give you some instructions to help out. In general, raised garden beds must provide easy access to your plants and allow for the roots to grow and remain healthy. First off, make sure the garden bed is at least 6 inches off the ground.

Before running out and getting your materials and supplies, take the time to consider what your plants or flowers need. Do they need a lot of sun, full shade, or partial sun? Choose your location carefully. Once you have the location, remove the grass from the area and then place the frame and create an outline using a shovel. Setting the bed on the ground instead of on concrete or on other hard surfaces will provide better drainage and the ability to grow strong roots.

Many experienced gardeners recommend lining the beds for many important benefits:

• Offers insulation for the soil and controls the fluctuation in temperatures.
• Helps soil retention.
• Separates seeds from weeds.
• Repels small animals like gophers and moles before they harm your plants.