We find Weedtex a cost effective, standard duty weed control fabric offering very effective weed suppression for many different applications. Weedtex allows nutrients (including liquid feed and fertilisers), water and air into the soil to maintain its fertility and promote plant growth, whilst preventing weeds getting the daylight they need to grow. Weedtex is ideal for use as a weed suppressant beneath garden decking and decorative borders. It is recommended that a heavier duty fabric is used beneath aggregates/stone or areas subject to pedestrian traffic.
1. Prepare the area where the fabric is to be laid by strimming any existing vegetation down to ground level.
2. Remove any stalks or sharp objects that could pierce the fabric.
3. For areas badly affected by weed growth, apply a suitable weed killer.
4. Lay the Weedtex fabric out and ensure joints are overlapped by a minimum of 100mm.
5. Secure using fixing pegs. The best way to secure the edges of the fabric is by ‘spitting’ or ‘trenching’ the fabric 100-150mm into the soil.
6. Cover the fabric with a layer of bark or other mulch by a minimum of 50mm.
While weed control fabrics are designed to suppress weeds, they cannot stop all weed and plant growth. There will still be a need for some surface weeding because of seeds dropped by birds and wind borne seeds which may begin growing in the surface covering.
While weed and landscape fabrics control and suppress most weeds growth some extra attention may be needed with invasive weeds and grasses including Mare’s Tail, Bindweed, Crocosmia, Ground Elder, Couch Grass, nettles, brambles and some bulbs. A weedkiller should be applied first and then we would recommend laying a double layer of Weedtexor a double layer of the surface covering (e.g. min 100mm of bark) or both for severe areas.