You have to hand it to weeds. It seems like no matter what you do, they find a way of coming back. You can spend hours weeding the flower beds or vegetable garden, turn it all over, use weed killer – and after a couple of weeks they poke their heads back above the surface and start taking over again. Before you know it, the garden is covered and you have to repeat the whole process all over again. But there is a more permanent solution.
One way to thwart weeds is to deprive them of the one thing they really need to grow: light. To do this you need to cover the ground with a material that stops light getting through and providing energy to the weeds. However, you can’t just use any old fabric. If you were to cover your beds with a waterproof fabric, then no moisture would get to the plants that you do want to grow and your garden would be pretty bare. You need a fabric that is strong and resilient, but that is permeable too.
That’s exactly what you get from weed control fabric. This is specially designed material that sits on the surface of the ground, allowing water to penetrate while preventing much evaporation and keeping soils moist. It prevents weeds growing through and comes with a handy grid marked out on its surface, allowing you to make accurate cuts or to plant in equal distances. Simply lay the fabric down and secure around the edges with stones, sticks or pegs. Then you can cut holes in the desired places and plant through. This means your plants can grow as normal but without having to compete against weeds for food and water.
On the surface of the weed control fabric you can use other materials to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, such as gravel or woodchip. This creates a clean, weed free garden that’s low maintenance and lasts for a long time.
Weed control fabric comes in a variety of different sizes and grades. Choose from one up to two metre widths and from UV60 or UV100. If you’re project does not have any foot traffic, UV60 will be ideal, however if you’re project is a path or driveway UV100 would be more suitable. So, if you’re tired of constantly pulling out weeds, or spending hours keeping your garden free from unwanted intruders, create a long-term solution with weed control fabric from Quarry Store.