do you put the weed blocker under mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Bret's Lawn Care, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    i was wondering if you put the weed blocker under mulch? had a customer call about a job we did 2 weeks a go and said weeds were growing through. i didn't put it down
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Only under stone mulch. Weed seeds are in bark mulch and will sprout and grow with or with out underlayment.

  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I do only if the customer requests it. I personally don't believe in it.
  4. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 70

    i do in everything i do almost... if you dont i find the root actually have soemthing to grow their roots but with the weed blocker the roots cant get big and very easy to remove the weeds.. the full root
  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,578

    only under rock
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    No, we never use weed block under mulch.
  7. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    I try not to use it. It is too expensive and labor intensive to put down. I would just rather use some pre-emrg. like preen. I wil do it though if customers request and i guess it wouldn't be to bad to put down on a new install
  8. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    thanks for all the info
  9. arosewag

    arosewag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I never put weed mat under mulch. You will always end up with weeds in mulch beds.....blown from wind, dropped by birds, etc. I just use a good prem. Snapshot is pretty good.
  10. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Only under rock.
    It is a real PITA under mulch. You have trouble killing the weeds because the root system is all over under the fabric.

    I have made some good money removing the fabric weed blocker and installing new mulch and putting them on a maintenance program for weed control this season..

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