WEED CONTROL FABRIC

Weed Control Polyspun fabric is great for landscapes and flower gardens in order to control weeds. This fabric type allows air, water and nutrients to pass through to promote plant health by minimizing weed growth.

Benefits

  • Creates a weed barrier
  • Allows air, water and nutrients to pass through
  • Promotes healthy plants by reducing weed growth

Applications

  • Gardens and landscapes
  • Underlayment for mulch and decorative rock
  • Separation

SRW Polyspun Fabric:

  • Residential (PS1.5)
  • Contractor (PS2)
  • Professional (PS3)
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Instructions

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PREPARE AREA

  • Remove all weeds from the desired area. For added protection, apply pre- emergent herbicide before laying down fabric.

 

PLACE FABRIC

  • Unroll fabric and cut to desired length. Fit fabric around plants, lights, etc., by cutting slits or an “X” where needed overlapping each section 4-6 inches. Secure fabric with SRW Fabric Staples, staggering 1.2 staples per square yard.

 

COVER FABRIC

  • Cover with 3-4 inches of mulch, stone or bark to protect fabric from sunlight and to enhance the appearance of your project.

Packaging

Residential • PS1.5 • 6 Year

PART NUMBER SIZE

SQ YDS/ROLL

QUANTITY

FPS1.5 03050

3´x50´

16.67

26/CTN

FPS1.5 03100

3´x100´

33.33

14/CTN

FPS1.5 03300

3´x300´

100.00

40/PLT

Contractor • PS2 • 10 Year • 300´ roll color coding white

PART NUMBER SIZE

SQ YDS/ROLL

QUANTITY

FPS2 03050

3´x50´

16.67

23/CTN

FPS2 03100

3´x100´

33.33

12/CTN

FPS2 03300

3´x300´

100.00

30/PLT

FPS2 04050

4´x50´

22.22

23/CTN

FPS2 04100

4´x100´

44.44

12/CTN

 

FPS2 04300

4´x300´

133.33

30/PLT

 

FPS2 06100

6´x100´

66.67

30/PLT

 

FPS2 06300

6´x300´

200.00

20/PLT

 

FPS2 08300

8´x300´

266.67

4/BNDL

 

Professional • PS3 • 15 Year • 300´ roll color coding tan

PART NUMBER SIZE

SQ YDS/ROLL

QUANTITY

FPS3 03050

3´x50´

16.67

18/CTN

FPS3 03100

3´x100´

33.33

9/CTN

FPS3 03300

3´x300´

100.00

20/PLT

FPS3 04050

4´x50´

22.22

18/CTN

FPS3 04100

4´x100´

44.44

9/CTN

 

FPS3 04300

4´x300´

133.33

20/PLT

 

FPS3 06100

6´x100´

66.67

30/PLT

 

FPS3 06300

6´x300´

200.00

20/PLT

 

FPS3 08300

8´x300´

266.67

4/BNDL

 

FPS3 11300

11´x300´

366.67

4/BNDL

Ready to purchase?

Dealers/Distributors: Contact our Customer Service Team, or your SRW Sales Representative to place an order.

Contractors & Homeowners: Visit our Dealer Locator to find out where you can purchase our products!

Frequently Asked Questions

Call us at 1-800-752-9326 or use our dealer locator. We will gladly help locate a dealer near you!

The fabric has a coating on the material to make it roll better. After 24-48 hours, this will break down and the water will go through normally.

Competitive products will add a chemical to improve this water flow initially.  SRW does not add this chemical to keep it clean and free of unwanted materials. This chemical is called a surfactant and is only temporary. Once the fabric is installed and dirt and debris come in contact with the fabric, it reduces the tendency of the fabric to resist absorption. Installation of one side over the other does not have an impact on performance.

If you would like to test the ability of the fabric to allow water to flow through, I would suggest adding a little dish washing soap to the fabric and rub it in.  Dish soap is also a surfactant and this is to show you that the fabric will allow water to flow properly once it is installed.  It is not necessary to add this to the entire application since installation on top of soil will have the same effect once your landscaping is installed over the top.

The primary causes are improper fabric application and sometimes extremely stubborn perennial weeds or grasses. Be sure to follow the recommended fabric application directions to fully cover the entire area. In the rare case of particular weeds actually growing under or through the fabric, a herbicide application may be needed.

Solution: Application of herbicides may be necessary in particular installations. The use of a plant fabric will prevent most weed growth and limit the need for chemicals. (No individual solution will completely eliminate all weeds forever)

Weeds will grow anywhere there is an organic environment present that will allow germination. If wind blows soil and seeds onto the surface of any fabric or mulch covering there is the possibility of weed growth. Mulch itself will eventually break down and create a soil-like environment for weed seed germination.

Solution: Quick application of systemic herbicide and later application of early spring or late fall pre-emergence herbicide. Follow the directions on the label.

While black plastic does stop weeds, it also keeps air and water away from the soil, so plant-killing diseases develop. Landscape fabric blocks weeds, but its permeability allows the proper balance of air, water and nutrients into the soil. As a result, plants can grow up to twice the size of plants grown without fabric.