Weed Barrier

Use Weed Barrier to Help Plants Thrive

Weed barrier is a great way to protect your landscaping projects from excess weed growth without using chemical weed killer. It can also prevent soil runoff after heavy rainfall. Weed barrier comes in a variety of lengths and widths to perfectly fit your space.

What is Weed Barrier?

Weed barrier, also called landscaping fabric, is a strong, breathable material that helps create beautiful landscaping projects. It comes in different widths and is easy to cut into various shapes to suit any area. Simply cover the space with landscaping fabric and cut small holes for each plant. Mulch, straw, or other material on top hides the fabric and creates a finished look.

Benefits of Landscaping Fabric as a Weed Barrier

Is landscaping fabric necessary, or is it just an extra step? We think it’s a necessary part of high-quality landscaping. Here are a few reasons why:

Prevent Weeds

It goes without saying that weed barrier helps prevent weeds from ruining your landscaping project. It’s a great option if you don’t have the time to devote to regularly weeding the property. The fabric allows water to flow through and hydrate your plants, but keeps out sun rays that allow weeds to thrive.

Maintain the Look of Your Landscaping

Newly completed landscaping projects look amazing. Quality landscaping completely transforms the space, boosting curb appeal. Without using landscaping fabric, weeds quickly begin to thrive among the freshly planted shrubs and flowers.

Weed barrier prevents stubborn weeds from taking root. Some weeds may take root and grow in the area, but most weeds will die off quickly. Weed barrier helps maintain the original look of your landscaping without worrying about weed overgrowth.

Prevent Runoff and Erosion

In areas that experience heavy rainfall, soil runoff and erosion are a major concern. Excess rain could wash away the soil and prevent the plants from establishing strong root systems. Landscape fabric keeps the soil in place, protecting the area and giving the plants the opportunity to thrive.

How to Install Weed Barrier

Weed barrier is easy to install with a little prep work. Here is a step-by-step method for hassle-free installation.

  1. Clear the area: Start by clearing away any existing weeds. When you’re taking measures to prevent weed growth, it’s best to start with a clean slate. Remove all rocks and any other obstructions.
  2. Prep the soil: Till the soil and apply fertilizer or any additives before installing the fabric.
  3. Fit the fabric: Roll out the weed barrier and cut it as necessary to completely fit it to the space. Use fabric staples to hold it in place. Once the fabric is secure, cut small, “x”-shaped holes with just enough room for each plant.
  4. Finish the project: After you finish adding plants, finish the project with a layer of gravel, mulch, or bark.

Prevent Weeds and Protect Your Landscaping

Portland Rock offers weed barrier in a variety of sizes to suit any project. Place your order by calling (503) 656-7625. We are happy to discuss delivery options for all of your landscaping materials.