Weed control fabric

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2peasinapod

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Weed control fabric
« on: May 22, 2009, 22:37 »
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Just been in Wickes diy type place and they are selling weed control fabric
1mx20m for 4.99
1mx50m for 9.99
not seen it that cheap any where else.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 22:39 »
Thanks for this2peasinapod  :D
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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 23:25 »
GYO sounds suitable.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 07:11 »
Mods please move this if its in the wrong section.

Just been in Wickes diy type place and they are selling weed control fabric
1mx20m for 4.99
1mx50m for 9.99
not seen it that cheap any where else.

clickylinkythingy

Is that light, or heavy duty?

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 09:08 »
Looks a good deal, one of the reviews says it isn't as lightweight as some fabrics but I suspect it may not be the really strong stuff as there's no details on the link about UV stability or guarantee.

If you have a large area to cover, I would recommend getting something wider than 1m if possible - you have to ensure that all the edges of the fabric are properly weighted down, and there are lots more edges when the fabric is narrow.
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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 09:43 »
Screwfix do 2m x 50m for 40 - says it's heavy duty...not tried it yet...

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009, 11:13 »
My neighbour is a road surfacing contractor and often has various bits which are left over from 4m wide rolls (they cut them with a disc-cutter, so they are still rolled up). The only problem is if you use a Rotavator, when the frayed edge strand get caught up in the rotors, it's worse than spear grass.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009, 15:26 »

I did use the heavy duty woven stuff but found it a real pain with the edges fraying and weeds got through as well. I use stuff like the Wickes rolls now with no probs.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2009, 16:48 »

I did use the heavy duty woven stuff but found it a real pain with the edges fraying and weeds got through as well. I use stuff like the Wickes rolls now with no probs.
Im with woodentop on this one.  I dont mind the 1m width cos as an oldie dragging stuff around is hard work  and all those frayed edges :wub:

That is a really good price pity I dont want any

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2009, 20:12 »
I have covered a small area with this weed control fabric from Wickes. Problem is, that it is designed to have something put on top (bark, gravel decking etc)  It lets light through (albeit much reduced) but the grass is still perfectly green underneath even though it has been covered for three weeks !!!!  It is pegged down, put the grass underneath is pushing it up in the middle.  I have to regularly walk over it to stamp it back down again.

Have learnt my lesson and will buy the mo expensive heavy duty stuff next time.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2009, 08:27 »
We got some light weight stuff yesterday for our paths, were putting it down with wood chippings on the top.

1.99 from Poundstretcher! 1.5m x about 6m I think.

Another plotter has used it and he's had no weeds grow through this way with stuff on top. However some one else put it around their strawbs and the weeds have pushed through.

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Re: Weed control fabric
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2009, 09:24 »
Another plotter has used it and he's had no weeds grow through this way with stuff on top. However some one else put it around their strawbs and the weeds have pushed through.

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Some weeds (thistles in particular) have tremendous strength and will break up tarmac.



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