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Geotextile Landscape Fabric

For a gardener for some time, spending a few hours or even longer on the weekend to pull out or dig out weeds from his garden can quickly become boring and troublesome. Chances are that you have seen rolls of landscape fabrics in DIY shops and gardening centers and have been attracted. There are indeed several weed control methods available, and the use of landscape fabrics is the most important because it does not involve the use of potentially toxic chemicals to kill or prevent the growth of unwanted weeds, and it will not pollute the soil in your garden. ! We will tell you in the next section that we are suppressing weeds and fully preventing the soil from drying out. We will tell you the advantages and disadvantages, explain how to choose the best product, and share the most effective use of it.

Geotextile Landscape Fabric

What is Geotextile Landscape fabric (Also Known as Geotextile Weed Fabric)?

The geotextile landscape fabric is used for landscaping, allowing water to pass through, and it is rolled. Landscape fabrics are used as physical barriers, such as weed barriers in gardens and planting beds. The fabric is placed between the plants/crops on the ground to form a barrier that allows air and water to pass through the fabric to promote plant growth. It can also act as a barrier to the growth of weeds and prevent them from rooting. The fabric can also block light and prevent weeds from germinating. Geotextile is a fabric used for landscaping, drainage, and engineering. These synthetic fabrics are also permeable, which means that gases and fluids can pass through them. This is why geotextile materials are used in situations where a barrier is required but the transfer of water and air must be able to pass through the barrier.

Geotextile landscape fabrics usually have a width ranging from 1 to 8 meters, and a length ranging from 50 to 200 meters, or even longer. The length, width, and thickness of the basic landscape plants are mainly determined by the size of your garden and the situation required! The cost varies from US$0.15 per square meter to US$0.8 per square meter, depending on factors such as raw materials and grammage density. Thicker fabrics usually last longer.

There are many alternatives to geotextile landscape fabrics, such as cardboard, newspaper, burlap, ground cover, and herbicides. However, these alternatives are usually short-lived and are harmful substances. Therefore, geotextile landscape fabric is still the most suitable. Geotextile landscape fabrics provide a physical barrier to weeds yet allow air, water, and nutrients through to plant roots. Spread the fabric over bare soil around trees and shrubs, overlap several inches of fabric at the seams.

Please note that almost all geotextile landscape fabrics can be covered with any type of mulch-such as gravel, wood chips, weeds, root barriers, etc.

Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory

Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory

Advantages of Geotextile Landscape Fabrics

  1. Most gardeners agree that the best place for landscaping fabrics is around bushes, trees, and weeds, where high-quality mulch can be installed and covered, hoping to last for several years
  2. Prevent inorganic coverings and unwanted debris (such as rocks) from sinking into the soil. Although mulch such as detritus and chopped recycled rubber has aesthetic value when layered around the base of trees and shrubs, they do not decompose, so a layer of landscape fabric will prevent them from sinking into hard-to-remove soil
  3. Prevent the weed seeds buried in the soil from germinating. Seedlings need light and air to grow, but when weed seeds germinate under a layer of landscape fabric, they can’t get the sun’s rays, so they die
  4. The need to limit the use of herbicides to control weeds. Not all gardeners are keen to use chemical herbicides in their borders and flower beds, especially if they have pets and children playing in the yard. By using landscape fabrics, the need for chemical herbicides can be reduced or eliminated
  5. Help maintain soil moisture by reducing evaporation. The sun and wind are important factors for evaporation, which will dry the soil, so using landscape fabric on top of the soil will help keep valuable underground water
  6. Provide some erosion control on slopes washed by heavy rain. The semi-permeable type of landscape fabric will allow some moisture to penetrate, but protect the soil surface from the water running down the slope, which can cause erosion.

But at the Same Time, Some Gardeners Refuse to use Landscape Fabrics because:

  1. Landscape fabrics discourage earthworms that need to reach the surface of the soil to survive. Earthworms aerate the soil, so without them, the ground under the landscape structure would become compact and unhealthy
  2. Natural organic mulch gifted by nature, such as fallen leaves, cannot play a role in supplementing soil nutrients, because the landscape fabric acts as a barrier. If there is no landscape fabric, this type of organic matter will naturally degrade and eventually mix with the soil.

The above are the advantages and disadvantages of landscape fabrics. You can choose whether you need landscape fabrics according to the actual situation of your garden. Generally speaking, the advantages of landscape fabrics are far greater than the acceptable disadvantages.

Precautions for buying landscape fabrics

It is not difficult to choose the best landscape fabric for weed control. It mainly depends on the raw materials of the landscape fabric, the production process, and the thickness and use of the landscape fabric.

  1. LandscapeFabricRaw Materials

Woven landscape fabrics are usually made of polypropylene. First, it is necessary to determine whether they are made of 100% brand new materials. If recycled materials are used, the service life of the landscape fabric and its specific water permeability and barrier functions will be greatly impaired. How to judge whether it is 100% brand new material? First of all, it can be judged based on appearance, smell, color, and experiment. Our company is a geotextile landscape fabric factory and manufacturer, with CE and ISO certificates, if you need it, you can contact me to get free samples for testing.

  1. Landscape fabric production process: woven, non-woven, and perforated

Geotextile landscape fabrics are the most common weeds or gravel and sawdust barriers and are most suitable for flower beds and areas around trees and shrubs. The tiny holes in the geotextile landscape fabric allow water, air, and nutrients to penetrate. For gravel gardens and trails, you can consider using stronger non-woven fabrics. Although it allows some water to flow, non-woven fabrics are not as porous as their woven and perforated fabrics, so it is not the best choice for landscape beds. High-permeability perforated landscape fabrics are lightweight and very suitable for areas with low traffic, especially vegetable gardens.

  1. Thickness and durability of landscape fabric

Generally speaking, the thicker the landscape fabric, the higher the corresponding cost. Choose thicker obstacles in the gravel area. Over time, the rocks will wear out the thinner fabric. Stubborn weeds are also worth considering, because some weeds, such as thistles, can grow through weak obstacles. Avoid using heavy fabrics around vegetables, herbs, and annual plants because their roots may be close to the surface and crushed underweight. Choose thinner perforation options for these applications. Generally speaking, 100-150g/m2 can be used in drainage systems, garden paths, lawns, and decorative ponds, 200-300g/m2 can be used in sidewalks, large artificial ponds and drainage channels, and 300-450g/m2 can be used in parking lots And automobile roads, 400-500g/m2 can be used in roads to pass freight, and 350-600g/m2 can be used in railways, highways and runways of airports with local importance. According to different purposes, choosing different thicknesses is the best choice.

  1. Is the landscape fabric anti-ultraviolet?

Generally speaking, landscape fabrics will be exposed to the sun for a long time, so the anti-ultraviolet ability is one of the factors that must be considered. Long-term exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays will have a destructive effect on the surface of the landscape fabric. For this reason, these barriers usually require a covering or gravel on the fabric to reduce exposure to ultraviolet light and thus slow the decomposition of the material. But if it is a chemical substance, it is impossible. If you want thorough UV resistance and chemical resistance, you can refer to our geomembrane root barrier products.

  1. Landscape fabric size

Buy by actually measuring the size of the garden, usually, we have to reserve 2%-3% of the actual size to avoid overlapping positions and alternate sizes.

  1. Life of landscape fabric

Of course, landscape fabric is not a material that can be used all the time. Yet, the service life of the landscape fabric itself is one of the factors we should consider. If the service life is long enough, fewer losses will be caused to us, and more money will be saved. Our geotextile landscape fabrics are not afraid of cold or heat: the working temperature range is -60 to 110’C. The material is very durable (can withstand tensile forces of 100 to 600 N, depending on the density), does not undergo organic decomposition, and is very environmentally friendly, so it can be used as drainage, filtration, and reinforcement layer in buildings and landscapes.

Case Study 

A French customer living in Shanghai, China found us from Google in August this year and sent us an inquiry. The customer wanted a geotextile landscape fabric with a width of 1M.

Our business manager sent detailed drawings, project drawings, production drawings, construction drawings, and CE certificate drawings of geotextile landscape fabrics to customers. After the customer saw it, he immediately decided to come to the factory for inspection.

Next, after the customer came to the factory, they first visited our office and reviewed our certificates and qualifications face to face. The business manager accompanied us to the geotextile landscape fabric factory. After seeing the actual production of the geotextile landscape fabric, the customer immediately placed an order for us. And said that they will maintain long-term cooperation in the future.

The actual project map of the customer has not been fed back to us. After the feedback is given to us, we will update it on this page as soon as possible.

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Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory

Earthshield Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory is located in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China. As a leading geotextile landscape fabric manufacturer, supplier, and wholesaler, we have multiple automated production lines, professional machines, and testing equipment.

The company’s team was built in 2002; In 2019, an international trading company was established. For its 20 years in the business, it has been committed to the production, research, and development of innovative geosynthetic anti-seepage products.

Welcome to visit our geotextile landscape fabric factory.

Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory

Geotextile Landscape Fabric Factory

If you want to get a sample of geotextile landscape fabric, you can call us or send an email directly (info@earthshields.com) or phone/WhatsApp (+86 189 6341 6260) to contact us, we can provide you with free samples. Looking forward to our contract, we invite you to visit our factory!

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