Permatex / Mypex Weed Control Packs
Woven Polypropylene fabric
1m wide rolls
Weed suppression & water rentention
Essential for hedges where watering will be less frequent
With correct number of ground pegs
Ground pegs are most secure long term
Ground pegs are reusable
Weed Suppression Kits: Mypex Fabric & Ground Pegs
Each pack contains the stated length of 1 metre wide weed prevention fabric, plus 2 plastic pegs per metre run.
Remember that dryness & competition from weeds are the two biggest threats to a young hedge.
Weed control fabric is strongly recommended for use with hedging in places where weeding and watering will be less regular.
It is not a replacement for watering in dry weather, but as well as preventing weed growth, it acts as a mulch and so allows more time between each watering.
For most garden hedges where watering and weeding is convenient, and homemade organic mulch and RocketGro Mulch is practical to apply, weed control fabric is not essential.
- Preserve soil moisture
- Keep the weeds down
- Designed for rugged agricultural use
- Last for many years
- Not necessary to weed before planting
Using the fabric:
Cut down the weeds where you intend to plant; in lawns, lay the fabric over the grass along the line you intend to plant.
No spraying, no lifting of turf is essential, but if you do scalp off the plants and grass, so much the better. Leave them under the mulch fabric.
Top tip: Applying the plastic mulch months in advance of planting day will clear the soil of more tough weeds & grass for you with less effort.
On planting day, cut horizontal slits along the centre line of the mulch fabric, slightly wider than your planting spade, at the spacing you intend to plant your hedging, usually every 33cm.
Once the hedge has established it will cast enough shade to suppress weeds, and its roots will be deep enough to find moisture in a dry summer.