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Weed Control Matting
Weed Control Fabric

Weed Control Fabric

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Weed control fabric is ideal for use at the base of new hedgerow planting as a weed suppressant, and is especially important where no plant protection is being used as you are unable to spray the base of the plants without guards. The fabric will also help to retain moisture at the base of the plant.

The fabric thickness is 50gsm

The 1m x 50m and 1m x 100m sizes are our best sellers for hedging.

The weed control fabric should be secured with plastic or metal pegs at 1m spacings to the edge of the fabric.

The weed control fabric is ideal for laying ornamental bark on top of to provide a decorative finish. If, however, you wish to lay gravel on top, we suggest you consider purchasing the stronger ground cover matting.

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Hi I am not clear how you plant out barefoot plants with this product. Do you lay the fabric out, secure it and then cut an opening to plant a plant? It seems as if this could be rather fiddly. Advice and clarification appreciated!

Good morning,

Thank you for your question.

You are correct, the best method is to secure the fabric in the desired position with pegs (1 per metre ideally), then slit with a sharp knife and plant through the slit using a small headed planting spade. 

The smaller the hole the better, as weeds/grasses will try to grow through this gap. 

I hope this helps, and please do not hesitate to contact us again if you require further help.

Many thanks,

The Trees and Hedging Team. 

Will the weed control fabric allow granula fertilizer to disolve into the soil?

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your question.

If the fertiliser will dissolve to a liquid form it will disperse through the fabric as it is semi permeable.

I hope this helps.

The Trees and Hedging Team. 

How do you plant hedge plants?

Thank you for your question. We have more information on the "Advice" pages so if you follow this link it will take you there, but in short .....

New hedgerows should be planted in two staggered rows 30cm apart. Between four and six plants per metre should be planted. We would recommend 5. Minor species can be planted in small single species groups or randomly within larger blocks of Hawthorn.

We recommend you  "notch" plant barerooted stock, again there is a video on the "Advice" pages, but in short, insert the supporting cane approx 25cm into the ground, alongside the plant, and wrap the clear spiral guard around both the plant and the cane.

For Holly though we recommend "pit" planting and using a  tree tube and supporting stake or mesh guard with 2 canes for protection.

Hope that helps, regards the Trees and Hedging Team

Hello Is the weed control fabric 100gsm or is that what you refer to as matting? I am looking to use it as allotment ground cover to grow soft fruit through and for paths between raised beds. Thank you

The rolls of Weed Control Fabric are 50gsm and are suitable for growing soft fruit through or to aid weed suppression on paths in between raised beds

Thank you

Regards The Trees and HedgingTeam

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