Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 118
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Water won't penetrate
I installed this as weed control in an area that I had started Asian Jasmine ground cover. I cut it to fit, pinned it and then tried to water the fabric with the Jasmine sticking up thru the fabric. . The water will not penetrate the fabric and just sits there in big globs for hours. I tried another piece to see if it would penetrate if flipped over and it will not. I returned what was left and bought another brand. The statement says it allows water and nutrients to penetrate, don't believe it.
August 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Penty Poor quality fabric
Install the product after one week weeds start groving right through fabric now after 4 month I have weeds everywhere , this product is horrible ,should not be sold at the stores now my backyard is disaster
April 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by voxleo Toilet paper tough! Use newspaper - it's free and just as effective as this if not more so...
I was actually SHOCKED at how useless this stuff is. After just a few days, the fabric is so fragile, it literally crumbles to the touch. I thought it was a bit tougher than the weed block plastic-like stuff that felt thinner, but though it SEEMED like it was fairly durable at first, it disintegrates upon exposure to sunlight so quickly it may as well be tissue. The plastic-y stuff was exposed the same amount of time and though it was thinner, it retained its elasticity and didn't break down the way this fabric did.
And it breaks down so completely that it can't even support its own weight! Tried to pick up a bit of fabric that was maybe a couple of square feet and half of it tore away from gravity alone. I had thought a bit of it had blown up in the wind, and when I went to grab the end to straighten it back out, it just continued to rip off in my hand instead of being able to pick it up. And forget trying to tack it back down, as there is no point to stapling the corner down and the corner immediately tears off the staple.
The only way I could foresee this material lasting is if it is protected from damage by several INCHES of mulch laid on top of it, so thick that any casual disturbance doesn't expose it at all. Frankly, if the topping has to be that heavy, I don't really see the point of the fabric at all, since most of the weeds will be discouraged by that layer of mulch anyway. I would think the same effect could be achieved by using a few sheets of newsprint instead of this stuff, and more manageable to apply. I can't imagine having enough mulch to cover this thick enough for the sunlight not to penetrate and destroy it and then you just end up with bits of black shredded material all over and sticking up out of the area in clumps.
I am actually ANGRY at the manufacturers for wasting my effort and time and making more work for me for nothing, even though I didn't even spend any money on this stuff, as it was given to us as surplus. It was work to put down for nothing in the end, and more to clean it up again and have to redo with something else more functional. Wish I had avoided this one altogether... "medium duty" this said... I can't imagine what "light duty" is useful for besides blowing your nose with....
seriously, this is AMAZINGLY AWFUL - DO NOT BUY!!
(returning the product is a joke, as the stuff is so deteriorated, I can't even pick it up. NO JOKE : The PAPER INSERT that fell out of the bag on the ground is more robust after being exposed the same amount of time in the sun! At least that could be held even straightened out again without ripping! OH the irony that I can still read the print on it claiming it is a "strong durable product" --maybe it was referring to the paper, not the fabric!)
September 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LandscapeFL Total waste of money
Do NOT believe the good reviews on here. Less than a week after installing the weeds are popping right through this flimsy barrier - even with a 4" layer of mulch on top. Home Depot really needs to stop selling this. Now I'll be purchasing another, better quality barrier and have to re-work about 800sq feet of space.
August 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamest A practical, cost effective choice.
I have used this landscape cloth several times. I find it to be a practical, cost effective choice. We recently used this fabric along with a no dig landscape edging kit to prepare an already level site for a large swing set. The fabric was easy to install right on top of the ground and since kids will be playing on top of it we laid two layers. We laid these layers perpendicular to each other. We totally pinned each layer and used a total of about 75 4" fabric pins along with 300 6" fabric pins. The 8” plastic spikes that came with the edging were easy to drive right through the landscape cloth. Due to the rough treatment this edging will receive from the kids We used an additional 65 6” fabric pins to secure the edging, they work good (see photos).
January 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amapola Good Product
I'm a Professional Landscape installer and always use this product for weed prevention. Adding in flower beds is always recommended then top with Mulch.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linney1 Great
Rolls out easy what else can I say, does the job. I am happy.
August 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JBett Something changed
Used it last year in my garden and zero problems. I do a double layer and cross the layers. Seemed like I was getting the "Good Stuff". This year the upper layer is falling apart in random spots. It's only mid-July. Looks the same as last year, but the durability has changed. Thought I had the perfect stuff, until this happened.
July 17, 2016