Landscape fabric

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by PrecisionYardworks, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. PrecisionYardworks

    PrecisionYardworks LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I am looking for a place to order commercial landscape fabric. I want the good stuff not the cheap black plastic stuff. The stuff I am looking for is grey and they also have black and it's almost feels like felt but is a thin, light, airy fabric. I have done some searches but not much luck. Home depot has it but is expensive and the only have small rolls. I was hoping to buy a bigger roll and save some money and also not have to run to home depot to get fabric before a new install.
     
  2. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
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    check wit ur landscape supply companys that where we get form and it comes in a few different widths and lenghts and its usually cheaper just buying a big roll of the stuff
     
  3. PrecisionYardworks

    PrecisionYardworks LawnSite Member
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    i know its cheaper to buy the big roll but all my suppliers have the plastic
     
  4. Martee

    Martee LawnSite Member
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    Try your local hardware store, they may not have it in stock but most can get it. I just ordered a 4'x250' roll. They had several options.
    Just ask them to check into it. I order alot of my tools and supplies from them, most dont stock the stuff but would be happy to order for you.
     
  5. desertrat

    desertrat LawnSite Member
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    landscape fabric? What do you use it for?
     
  6. Martee

    Martee LawnSite Member
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    weed barrier, put down under bark to keep weeds out.
    I personally try not to use it but some customers want it.
     
  7. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I believe you are looking for products by Fabriscape. Their website is not much help, but the catalog I have shows what you describe. You can contact them through their website and find a local dealer. http://www.fabriscape.com/

    But, I would have to question your use of landscape fabric. If you clients are asking for it, maybe you need to educate them to the perils of fabric. Fabric will only make your life more difficult and when the weed seeds are trapped in the fabric and sprout above it, what do you do then? For the cost of fabric, you could be applying a preemergent that will eliminate the weed problem for at least a season and make maintenance of the beds much easier and cleaner.

    Kirk
     
  8. PrecisionYardworks

    PrecisionYardworks LawnSite Member
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    I only use it on new installs when i have to dig up exiting grass and i also use it for all the 3/4" red stone and other stone install jobs. Here in my area stone is becoming more and more popular. I know the cons and pros of the products. I personally would not install stone directly over dirt or mulch without putting down a good layer of fabric overlapping the seams and pinning it all down.
     
  9. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Home Depot has commercial fabric.
     
  10. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Under stone, it causes a similar problem, but there are better fabrics that allow more water through and don't stop up as easily. You are right, you need something under the stone to keep it from sinking into the soil.

    What do you find to be a pro of landscape fabric? I use it for stone underlayment and a screen for drainage, but have never found it to be a benefit in planting areas.

    Kirk
     

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