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Few Tips before You Order Your Weed Mat Rolls

Here are some tips that you might need to know before you order a Weed Mat Rolls:
When to use Weed Mat Rolls:

  • Although it can be used in planting areas, the places that are perfect for using weed fabric are areas where you don’t need to pierce it all – under decking, pathways and such like. Don’t use weed mats on a standard flower bed where you will be planting annuals perennials. You’d need to make so many holes to plant things in it, that it really wouldn’t be worth having. Other place to use weed mats is on the Shrubberies, this area is where there are relatively few plants, with good spacing. As the shrubs grow larger you may not even need to replace the fabric in years to come. Ornamental gravel gardens are another ideal place to use weed mats – a few specimen plants can be planted through it, without needing to make too many holes.

What type of Weed Mat Rolls to Use:

  • A lot of gardeners are quite dismissive of weed mats. You can reduce the negative effects of weed mats by making sure to buy a good quality type rather than tempted by the much cheaper black plastic versions that are on sale. Even the best weed mat will only last for about 10 years, at which point it will stat to degrade, so you must be prepared to replace it.

Preparation of Weed Mats:

  • As you won’t be able to get at the ground once the weed fabric is down., it is important to prepare it as well as you can before laying the fabric. If you are laying the fabric under decking or a pathway, then it is a matter of removing all plant life from the area and making sure it’s a completely flat. If you are creating a new planting area where you are going to use the weed mat, then you will need to dig it over well, making sure to remove all weeds (including  roots that could grow back such as bindweed, couch grass and nettles), and dig in plenty of organic matter that will release nutrients into the soil. Remove any sticks and stones that could rip or tear the weed mat, firm down the earth and rake over the area until you have a smooth finish. If you are adding weed mats to an area where you are already having plants in place, carefully spray any weeds, making sure not to get any weed killer on your plants and remove by hand any that are too close to the plants to spray. Rake over the ground around the plants and make sure there are no sharp stones or sticks that could puncture the weed fabric.

Installing the Weed Mats:

  • Weed mats usually comes on a roll, so you’ll need to figure out the best way to cut and lay it to fit the area you are covering. A sharp pair of a scissors is the best thing to use for cutting the fabric with. Roll out the fabric and allow for about an inch of overlap where two pieces of fabric meet. When it comes to the edges, cut the fabric to fit the area you are covering, then secure it in place. You will be putting a layer of bark, mulch or gravel on top of the fabric so its good to have something around the edge to keep it in place. If you are laying the weed mat around existing plants, cut a slit into the mat from the closest edge and slide it into place around the main stem of the plant. You can cut a larger hole if necessary to make sure there is no pressure on the plant. If you are adding plants after laying the fabric, set out your plants where you want to position them, then for each plant take a sharp craft knife and cut a “X” into the fabric. Make it just large enough to fit the plant into. Put your plant in as normal, adding compost as needed. When you’ve finished, make sure the flaps of fabric are on top, and lay them flat so that they meet up again. When you place your mulch or chosen covering around the plant it will hold the fabric in place. Once you’ve got your fabric and plants in place, cover the fabric with a good layer of bark, mulch or decorative gravel – whatever material you’ve chosen to keep the area looking nice. You will still need to weed occasionally, but you will be able to pull the weeds easily by hand as they won’t have a chance to get their roots in beyond the top layer.


With all this ideas and tips, you can now order, install and do DIY using Nice Backyard’s finest Weed Mat Rolls for your garden ?



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