Use landscape staples to hold the fabric down. Tamp the staples securely into the soil with your rubber mallet or hammer. Don’t skimp on landscape staples if you want your weed barrier to stay in place for years to come. You should use a staple every 8 to 12 inches along all edges of the fabric and any seams where separate sections meet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you use garden weed fabric?
- Remove All Vegetation. Dig out all weeds, grass, and other vegetation, using a garden hoe, shovel, or other tool. ...
- Clear and Level the Soil. ...
- Lay the Landscape Fabric. ...
- Secure the Fabric With Staples. ...
- Plant Through the Landscape Fabric (optional) ...
- Add Mulch (optional)
How do you use weeds to control landscape fabric?
Yes, you can. Synthetic landscape fabrics provide a physical barrier to weeds yet allow air, water and nutrients through to plant roots. Spread the fabric over bare soil around trees and shrubs; overlap several inches of fabric at the seams. Anchor the material with U-shaped metal pins, then conceal it with 1 to 2 in.
Can you put weed fabric over grass?
You can now lay your fabric over the grass and secure it by pulling it tight. Push staples into the fabric to make sure that it will stay put, and that there are no gaps in the fabric. Find gravel or rock to put over top of the fabric, as mulch would erode on the grass.