Weed Preventer Fabric – 4.75 oz



The reinforced weed preventer fabric is intended for use in applications where weed prevention is the primary focus. At a weight of 4.75 oz / square yard, this fabric is heavy duty and resistant to ripping, tearing and weed protrusion. Constructed of a hybrid material consisting of both woven and non woven fibers the fabric allows water and air to pass through while remaining strong.

Product Specifics

  • Series: Hybrid - Weed Barrier
  • Estimated Material Lifespan: 25 years
  • Free Shipping
  • Need a Written Quote?
    Request Online > 
  • Volume Pricing Available on Large Rolls
         (widths 9 feet and above)
  • Questions? Call (800) 520-7731

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.


  • All Fabric Ships for Free (standard ground, see map)
  • Expedited shipping only available on orders over $2,000 
         Call: (800) 520-7731 for pricing and ship times

Shipping estimates shown on the map pertain to this specific product only. Fabric orders typically ship same day if the order is placed before 12:00 noon CST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, and are approximate. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day.


To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, Pro Fabric Supply cannot anticipate all conditions under which the above product information and the products which we distribute or the products of other distributors or manufacturers in combination with the products which we offer, may be used. We accept no responsibility for results obtained by the application of this information or the safety or suitability of the products we distribute either alone or in combination with other products. Final determination of the suitability of any information or material for the used contemplated, or its manner of use, and whether the suggested use infringes any patents is the sole responsibility of the user. Please note: Pro Fabric Supply is a distributor of geotextile fabric, not the manufacturer. We source material from a number of different United States based geotextile manufacturers.

How To Use Landscape Fabric - The Pros And Cons

Gardeners are constantly dealing with weeds taking over their gardens and are forever on the lookout for the best solution to get rid of them. In this article, we will go over what landscape fabric is and how to use it as well as the pros and cons.

About Landscape Fabric

Landscape fabric is mainly used to get rid of weeds in gardens and keep them out. The fabric is made from organic, synthetic, or recycled materials.

Here are some of the excellent benefits of using landscape fabric:

Bucket of Weeds

Bucket Full of Weeds from Garden

Discouraging Weed Growth

Most gardeners use landscape fabric for the sole purpose of eliminating the growth of weeds. The fabric covers the soil preventing weeds from self-seeding. Seeds that make it through the fabric are few and far between because the fabric blocks out any light getting to the seeds. That said, not all weeds will be prevented from surviving as there are weeds that do not need sunlight and are more difficult to control.

The majority of weeds will be prevented from growing, making the weeding process much easier and less time-consuming.

Reducing Moisture Evaporation

The fabric reduces the level of moisture evaporation by blocking sunlight and allowing the soil to remain for a longer period of time. In turn, it helps plants thrive in moist soil so they will not dry out and potentially die from the hot summer sun. As you will not have to water your plants as often, you will experience a significant decrease in costs from your water bill.

Stabilizing Temperatures In The Soil

Landscape fabric forms a layer of insulation on top of the soil which will keep the ground warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This will help the root systems of your plants make it through frosts and prevent burning during the hot summers.

Save On Costs

The cost for this fabric is inexpensive when you weigh it against the weed protection you will enjoy for several years. Weed killers are expensive and can be harmful to the environment and yourself so why run the risk when you have the option of landscape fabric which will save on costs?

Landscape Fabric Is Environmentally Friendly

Note - choosing landscape fabric will reduce the need for chemical weed killers. Most people are focused on a healthier environment so using this fabric will serve you well and help out the planet along the way.

Landscape Fabric – What To Look For

UV Stabilization:  Fabrics that are UV Stabilized have been treated so they will not deteriorate from sunlight. They generally last longer than other fabrics and can ward off natural decay. If you want a UV stabilized fabric it will be more expensive but will last longer so you don't have to replace it as often. You will save money.

If you cannot find fabric that is UV stabilized, you can cover the fabric with mulch or something else to prevent sunlight from coming in contact with the fabric, otherwise, the fabric can deteriorate very quickly and won't last as long as intended.

Non-Woven or Non-Fray Fabric:

Non-Fay is often used as a name for non-woven fabric. The term is used because the edges of the fabric will look neat not “frayed”. This fabric will maintain its size and not shrink due to fraying edges. Speaking of not fraying, woven fabric is often sealed in order to resist fraying. The sealing process is done by using a blow torch or a lighter.

Unrolling Weed Block Fabric

Unrolling Weed Preventer Fabric

Water Absorbent Fabric:

One of the most important properties of landscape fabric is its absorbency. The fabric must be able to allow water to flow through so your plants will get the moisture they need in order to grow. The downside to fabric that is water absorbent, it's not lightweight and therefore will not perform as well as heavyweight fabric.

As an alternative, choose a medium-weight fabric that will stop weeds while allowing a moderate level of water to flow through. Just keep in mind, that this medium-weight fabric will form puddles before the water drains through.

Heavy-Duty Fabric:

Like many other things, the cheapest fabric will probably not give you the quality you are looking for. If you choose a cheap fabric and realize you will have to replace it, that's going to be a real pain if you have a large number of plants to care for. Make it easy on yourself, choose a heavy-duty fabric that you will not have to worry about because it will last a long time before needing to be replaced. Heavy-duty fabric is considered the most effective choice for combating weeds and will stay in great condition for quite a long time.

Handful of Weeds

Gardener Pulling Weeds

How To Work With Landscape Fabric

Most people are more than able to fit the fabric in a timely manner. To begin with, clear the area of weeds and improve the soil where needed such as the pH level or applying compost and sand for good drainage.There are several steps that can be hard to handle once the fabric is in place. Therefore, take care of these tasks before placing the fabric.

Use a rake and level the soil then lay the fabric over it with the textured side facing the ground. Use a pair of sharp scissors and cut the fabric to the size you want. Make sure to cut the fabric two inches larger around the edges so you can tuck it under.

When you are ready to place your plants, take a knife and cut holes then place the plants in the soil. You might want to pin the edges down where the fabric is overlapping to anchor it in place. If you want a nicer look, add mulch on top for a more natural appearance plus mulch will prevent UV damage. If and when you spot weeds, pull them out as quickly as possible to prevent them from harming the fabric. Regularly replenish the mulch if any bare spots appear.


If you are fed up with weeds invading your garden, landscape fabric might just be what you need to stop the madness. Spending all your time pulling weeds is probably not on your agenda as there are many other things you'd like to do. There are several pros and cons regarding this fabric but across the board, it has helped out many gardeners over the years and is relatively inexpensive to boot. It's an excellent alternative to weed killers and other chemicals that can harm your plants. Reading this article probably means you are considering landscape fabric. Talk to your local landscapers for advice then choose one that will be a good match for your garden.

Installing Weed Block

Hammering Staple into Weed Block Geo Fabric