How Spread Out Do Landscape Fabric Pins Need To Be?


Insert a landscape pin every 8 to 10 inches along the edges of the fabric and every 12 inches apart in the center of the fabric. Don’t skimp on pins or fabric could come loose in a month or two. Cut round holes for inserting landscape plants, using a very sharp utility knife.


Spread a shallow layer of mulch no more than 2 to 3 inches thick atop the landscape fabric. This additional material further suppresses weeds, improves the appearance of the site and blocks sunlight from reaching the landscape fabric, prolonging its effective life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you spread landscape fabric?


  1. Remove All Vegetation. Dig out all weeds, grass, and other vegetation, using a garden hoe, shovel, or other tool. ...
  2. Clear and Level the Soil. ...
  3. Lay the Landscape Fabric. ...
  4. Secure the Fabric With Staples. ...
  5. Plant Through the Landscape Fabric (optional) ...
  6. Add Mulch (optional)

How do you install landscape pins?

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How many pins do you need for landscape fabric?

Use pins every one foot. So if you’re doing a bed that is 5’ wide and 20’ long, and you’re using 3’ wide landscape fabric, you’ll need 20 pins along one side, 20 pins along the center where you overlap your fabric, and 20 pins along the other side plus three pins on the last two sides, for a total of 66 pins at the very least.

What's the proper way to pin a piece of fabric?

Proper placement for sewing on a machine or by hand. Pin the fabric pieces together with the straight pin inserted perpendicular to the cut edge. You want to have the pin heads at the outer edge of the fabric with the pin points facing the middle off the project like this:

What to do when landscape fabric pulls apart?

Sections of landscape fabric often pull apart after winter or heavy rainfall, allowing weeds to grow. Landscape fabric staples will hold the fabric in place and prevent future problems. Overlap adjoining pieces of fabric, then push the staples through both pieces and into the ground.

Where can I find staples for landscape fabric?

Landscape fabric staples. You’ll find them right next to the fabric in stores, but most people don’t bother to use them. Make sure the edges of the fabric overlap by at least 3 in. And don’t skimp on the staples; place them about 16 in. apart. Anchor landscape fabric at seams and around the perimeter with staples.

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