Liquid weed barrier instead of matting?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Fordsflylow, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    Is this bs? I was told by a general contractor that the landscape installer/contractor put down liquid weed barrier in place of matting. Never heard of it! Anyone?
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    He's probably talking about some type of pre-emergent. I personally wouldn't use either. An organic mulch is your best weed barrier.
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Weed barrier\matting is one of the biggest scams in the world. Unless you're using stone mulch.
     
  4. Fordsflylow

    Fordsflylow LawnSite Member
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    I thought it was fishy the second I heard it.
     
  5. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    i use snapshot in all the beds i do, dont waste your time with the weed barrier/mats. only thing they good for is under rock to keep them from sinking into the soil.
     
  6. fastpine

    fastpine LawnSite Member
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    I agree to a point..But to be effective in the long run wouldnt it have to be re applied every season due to it breaking down?...And once it decomposed wouldnt it just become compost for the weeds to grow in?
     

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