Weed Stop Fabric
Offered in multiple widths to fit a variety of different applications the heavy-duty weed stop fabric is appropriate for applications where the primary objective is weed suppression.
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Added Plant in Weed Stop Fabric
There are many landscaping materials on the market used to stop the growth of weeds but many come with their own negative baggage. It's time to find out why many landscapers are now turning to landscape fabrics instead of other alternatives.
Inferior Materials To Aviod
Organic mulches are very popular but quite honestly are not good choices. They will decompose when in contact with the soil. As the decomposition increases, the ground will become a breeding bed for weeds.
Even though crushed stones will not decompose, the stones will work their way into the soil and create an enormous amount of heat and these stones are very messy to clean up afterward.
Black plastic, similar to crushed stone, will not decompose but is much easier to clean up. The downside, similar to crushed stone, it will draw an enormous amount of heat and prevent air, nutrients, and water from making their way into the soil. In turn, this will harm your plants.
Landscaping weed guard fabric will let in air, nutrients, and water, unlike black plastic. This fabric is clean, will last a longer period of time, and serve as a weed barrier. If organic mulch is placed over the landscape fabric, it will break down at a much slower rate than placing it directly on the soil.
If the area to be covered is larger than the fabric, simply use as many sheets as you need by placing them adjacent to each other and overlapping. If you do not overlap, you will allow weeds to sprout up through the seams. Manufacturers of landscape fabric advise overlapping by 3 inches but we suggest increasing the overlapping to 6 inches to be on the safe side.
When installing, place the shiny side face up and use landscaping pins or heavy objects to hold the fabric in place if it's a windy day.
If you use landscaping pins do not overdo it. Once you place mulch over the fabric, the weight should hold the fabric down. If using pins, you should place them every 10 feet along the edges of the overlapping seams. Once the mulch has been placed over the fabric, use a steel rake to spread it out evenly.
Weed Block Fabric Used in Tree Bed
Many Parks Use Weed Stop Fabric
Now that the weed barrier is in place, it's time to start planting. You have to make incisions into the barrier in order to place your plants. Do not overdo it with the incisions and do not cut large holes out of the fabric. For the best results here's how to create the incisions:
2) Make slits in the fabric instead of cutting out sections of fabric.
Tip: Consider our frost cloth to help protect your plants when the temperature drops in winter. It will increase the temperature under the fabric while still allowing air to flow through.
You should consider this area of the fabric as your planting bed.
Landscaping fabric is without a doubt the best way to cut back on weeds that will harm your plants but it is not 100% perfect.
A common mistake is cutting the fabric too short for the area. To get the perfect fit, lay the fabric over the intended area you will use for planting and then cut it. The cut should be just a little larger than the actual area. There is no question that some areas are much larger than the fabric and can be a challenge.
Due to high winds and other weather conditions, the fabric can be carried off and blown away. Always make sure the fabric is pinned in place or staked.
Keep in mind, no matter what the ground conditions are, your fabric will not always stay intact. Let's face it, the ground freezes and then will thaw which will make the fabric move. If there is debris on the ground like twigs or rocks, the fabric can be torn or ripped and, if that happens, it will lead to weeds taking hold, slugs and other insects getting into your garden, and the list goes on.
Never place down too much mulch as it can obstruct the roots of your plants from getting the right nutrients, air, and water they need. Weeds do not need a great deal of mulch to start growing so only apply a small amount around a 2 to 3-inch layer.
Landscaping and the technology around it have advanced for a very long time and landscaping fabric has been developing and will remain an excellent choice for preventing weeds, pests, and diseases. Unlike other coverings, including black plastic, landscaping fabric is porous allowing for air, water, and nutrients to get into the soil and replenish your plants on a daily basis.