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Landscape fabric, What to buy?
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Briarpatch
Posted 9/16/2020 20:25 (#8499589 - in reply to #8499196)
Subject: RE: Landscape fabric, What to buy?


S MN
I'll be the oddball.... Dewitt Sunbelt is some pretty good stuff. Have some in several hedgerows over 6 years now, and still in good shape. This does not have any mulch or rocks on top, just laid down and held in place with 6" staples. We double under the edges and ends an inch or 2 prior to staking, and it resists the wind and lawnmower very well. This was on a planting 3' to 4.5' on center for hedges. You need to use a torch to melt a hole for the plants- cutting it will fray. I cut a couple inches off a 5" diameter pipe to use as a heat sink to keep the hole neat when burning. After it weathers a bit, air and water go through nicely. Around $65 for 300' x 3' role on one of the greenhouse garden websites. Over 1000 bushes done this way starting out as rooted cuttings. Garden bulb planter on a cordless drill to dig holes in dirt if small plants. Works well if planting a hedgerow and don't want mulch or rocks. Mulch seems to blow away here- always windy
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