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Whats the best landscape fabric to use?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bigw, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    just wondering whats the best landscape fabric to use for flower beds as a weed barrier?
     
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    No landscape fabric is good landscape fabric.
     
  3. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    ok so what do you use?
     
  4. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 699

    agree 100%. the stuff sucks
     
  5. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    ok once again what do you use as a weed barrier?
     
  6. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    if the beds are prepared right you shouldn't need anything.
     
  7. greg1

    greg1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    There are times when you need fabric, when it arrives i use DeWitt or Dupont.
     
  8. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    would using something like round up to kill the grass and then tilling the soil,adding compost/ amendments be better and maybe using a preen with the mulch?
     
  9. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

  10. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    Very easy question...NONE!!! Use chemicals, organic treatments, Preen, Seven, or anything else, but NEVER USE FABRIC.

    Listen guys, this is not a debate. I'm didn't post this for opinions, I posted it for newbies to understand that landscaping fabric is a COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY and is sold 95% in retail markets for that reason.

    Ask your local nursery what they think about landscaper's fabric...
     

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