Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover

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chrisb1357

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Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« on: June 08, 2009, 22:37 »
Hi all,

I am looking at finding some kind of black Sheeting for Ground Cover to put ove rmost my new plot while i am working on other parts of it. I have forgot what the name is for this kind of sheeting and what is the best and cheapest place to get online

Chris

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chrisb1357

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 22:48 »
Just found some CONTROL FABRIC MATTING - 1 x 100m 50gsm = 100 sq m for 30 is this good?

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 03:07 »
Where'd you find that? Can you link it?

(I'm local to you btw)

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 06:24 »
I think the one you mentioned is too lightweight - weeds will grow under it and through it.

You should aim for woven plastic around 100g / m2
Horticultural suppliers have it under the name of Phormisol or Mypex or their own brand
Some builders merchants have the same stuff as Terram ( although this used to be the white non-woven one )
You can get rolls up to 5m wide which make it so much easier to cover a plot
Price will be around 120 for a 4 x100m roll but lasts for years and could be split with others
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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 08:11 »
if you can't be bothered with the big builder's stuff (and I think I might get some for myself...) screwfix.com have 2mx50m for under 40... not tried it yet but looks OK from the tiny pic on website

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 09:02 »
it's not really builders stuff. It's horticultural, black plastic woven sheet mulch. Tenax red stripe is another brand. I got some from Allplas (or all Allplas) and SmithnJones on the internet  :)

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chrisb1357

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009, 12:59 »
Hi,

Someone is selling Weed Control Woven Membrane 100gsm 1x 100m on ebay

28.19 including postage which i think is not a bad price when you compare to some sites
« Last Edit: June 10, 2009, 19:11 by john »

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savbo

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 19:10 »
on Kay's horticultural website they have 'heavy duty' but say it doesn't fray... that's the worst thing about the woven stuff... anyone tried it?

M

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 20:08 »
I've had good stuff from eBay called "Weed control fabric" - I swear by it and it's cheap.

*&!%^&!! Weed Control Fabric! I say...  :tongue2:
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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 21:00 »
chrisb1357, bear in mind that ebay fabric is only 1 metre wide ... going to get annoying laying that down.

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 12:36 »
The supplier I used has varied widths. I but 1.5 m wide as it suits the widths of my beds but he does 2m wide also  :).

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 15:31 »
On our plots we use black polythene builders membrane which is used for damp proof ,it is 300 microns thick,will last for years and is available from builders merchants at a cost of approx 40 for 4mts x 25 mts.It is made by Visqueen building products.

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 16:00 »
cardboard=free?

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 20:32 »
I'd wondered about using the Visqueen sheet as there is a big bit of it at my mum's but wasn't sure about depriving the soil of air and moisture - but it's obviously woring for some...

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Re: Where to buy Sheeting for Ground Cover
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2009, 10:15 »
Munroes in Cornwall sell mypex on the roll and at a fraction of the cost you will see in shops
contact details:-
J.F.C Monro Horticultural Supplies Lawnmowers & Garden Equipment
Tel: 01736 755766| Guildford Road Industrial Estate, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4QZ

know they deliver some places but not sure how far up country or if it is just cornwall - however they may be able to network you with someone local to you?  Mypex is great, allows moisture through  and can be cut so that you can grow in it - strawberrys etc!



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