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Woven Ground Cover for Weed Prevention

Preparing for your Spring Garden Beds Weed barriers are popular nursery supplies due to how well they work to restrict weeds while allowing water and nutrients to pass-through. Ground covers are often used to mask problem areas in a yard, such as on steep slopes or under trees with disruptive roots. Ground covers are also often used to border a pathway.

Weeds are a common yet pesky problem every nursery and gardener faces. Although chemical herbicides can be used to kill the weeds, this method poses the threat of leeching. Another impractical method is attempting to pull each and every weed out by the roots, which may seem impossible in large areas. With both methods, the solutions are only temporary because the weeds will still find their way back.

The most effective method to keep weeds at bay involves the use of a barrier cloth that functions as a protective ground cover, a staple amongst nursery supplies. Woven ground covers, also known as weed block or weed barriers, are made of fabric that locks moisture into the soil they’re placed over. While locking the moisture in, the breathable cloth lets water and air enter the area of cover so that nutrient exchange continues to happen. This technique prevents the growth of weeds in the areas of concern of any yard. Although these ground covers work best when put into place before planting any vegetation in the area that needs to be protected, it has still shown to be effective when placed over areas that already have growth. 

The best spaces to install these ground covers are those that have already been cleared off the space. The closer that the fabric ground cover is installed to the ground, the more effective that it will be at keeping the weeds out. Depending on the particular set up, the weed barrier can be kept in place by weights, such as rocks and mulch, or pinned down with pegs. If the ground cover is installed over an area that has been cleared for a new project, slits can be made in the fabric to continue with the landscaping. However, these cuts in the barrier must be precise and kept to a minimum because numerous slits will make the barrier ineffective. Once the ground cover is in place, potting soil can used to cover the entire barrier and finally topped off with mulch. Since the cloth is resilient, it can withstand the natural and sometimes harsh elements of the environment.

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