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Old 12-11-2011, 10:17 PM
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Weed fabric

Curious what eveyone uses for weed fabric? I bought a roll at the place I buy rock and I felt like it was crap. Wound up returning it and getting stuff from Home Depot. I liked it so been getting it there ever sice..but I can't help but think, there is something even better and/or cheaper...
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:31 PM
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For the little bit I use it, I like Dewitt Pro5. Not cheap, but is about is as good as it gets.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:07 PM
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Expensive weed fabric is cheap insurance. The high grade stuff will hold back nutsedge and other perennial weeds.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:21 PM
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We use septic filter cloth.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:59 AM
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For the little bit I use it, I like Dewitt Pro5. Not cheap, but is about is as good as it gets.
Dewitt Pro5; worth the money.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:15 AM
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Unless you are laying down rock, weed fabric is a waste of money and not good for your soil.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:27 AM
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Is That White Septic Filter Cloth??? I have never used it but considered as ground Cloth for my THEN Nursery. The Sepic Filter Cloth is quality Material. Only White was a deal breaker. Even in Florida Heat we want black Ground Cover cloth to absorb as much heat as possible. Tropical Plants like warm root zones.


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Agree It should be called BARRIER CLOTH not Weed Fabric. News Paper makes a reasonable Weed mat under Wood Mulch that last a short time. It does adds to the quality of the soil. I never felt it was worth installing but have watched other do it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:09 PM
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Agree It should be called BARRIER CLOTH not Weed Fabric. News Paper makes a reasonable Weed mat under Wood Mulch that last a short time. It does adds to the quality of the soil. I never felt it was worth installing but have watched other do it.
An appropriate cloth would be a high quality geotextile, although I don't recommend them for anything other than rock. Over time they become worthless (high quality or not), and regardless of allowing water/gases through, they are not good for the soil.

I have dealt with newspaper mulch, don't much care for it. Too labor intensive and I don't care for how it impacts water distribution. This is especially the case when we are talking new plantings, which is when you are typically using the stuff anyway.

An appropriate organic mulch at an appropriate depth will keep the vast majority of weeds at bay.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:11 PM
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Dewitt pro 5 or equivalent here
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:21 PM
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It's always just a matter of time before airborne particles filter down to the membrane and give seed a hold. Rocks, plants; makes no difference.

If you are going to put down a membrane, may as well make it a good one. Don't know about newspapers though, first I heard of it.
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