When installed correctly, Commercial Landscape Fabric effectively controls a majority of troublesome weeds while supporting healthy plant growth. Before installing, remove existing debris and weeds. If multiple pieces are needed, overlap seams by at least 6 inches.
For existing beds, unroll the Commercial Landscape Fabric and cut an “X” where each plant fits. Then gently work the fabric down to the plant base and snug the cut flaps to the stem. For larger plants, such as trees or shrubs, slit the fabric from the edge to the “X”. Then slide the fabric around the stem, trunk or base.
For new beds, unroll the fabric and cut an “X” where each hole is to be dug and plant through.
Commercial Landscape Fabric may be used as a hanging basket liner. Install prior to soil with 1-2 inches overhanging. Trim any excess fabric once soil and plants are in place.
Retaining Walls & Drainage
For retaining walls and drainage, temporarily fasten one edge of the Commercial Landscape Fabric overlapping the top of the wall. The middle of the fabric should lay loosely at the wall base. Then make a “U” shaped envelope with the fabric. Fill with drainage aggregate, bringing the loose edge of the fabric up to the top of the wall. Overlap the first edge by one foot minimum. This will help prevent any silt from contaminating the drain or leaching through the wall.
For soil separation (aggregate separation), remove any existing debris from the area. Lay down the Commercial Landscape Fabric, overlapping the edges by a minimum of 6 inches. Then cover with a layer of aggregate.
**Commercial Landscape Fabric must be covered with at least 3 inches of mulch or aggregate to guard against degradation.