Puncture-resistant fabric for enhanced performance
out of 48 reviews
83% recommend this product
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Apr 12, 2018
Weed popped up right thru this barrier even though I had it covered with 4 inches of rubber mulch...
Weed popped up right thru this barrier even though I had it covered with 4 inches of rubber mulch. This is not "heavy duty". I broke my back for a 700 square foot area just to have weeds pop right thru.
Response from Jobe's CompanyApr 12, 2018
We are sorry to hear this did not work as expected. Please contact our customer service department for a refund or replacement, 1.800.327.9462.
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Jun 7, 2017
So I had a large home landscaping project that I wanted to undertake which involved covering a hi...
So I had a large home landscaping project that I wanted to undertake which involved covering a hillside to prevent erosion as well as allow for fairly low maintenance going forward (mowing it was going to be difficult). Over the years I've used a variety of landscape fabrics and have seen first-hand than the cheap stuff will make you pay in spades later on when you have to redo work. Given the size of the project and my previous experience with this product, I wanted to make sure I had something that was going to last a minimum of 10 years and probably longer. In terms of the product itself, it's very strong (difficult to rip by hand), but also lightweight enough to where water will be able to drain through it. I will note that it's important to make sure that you do the following:
- Surface preparation - must make sure that you've removed all vegetation as weeds/grass are much more likely to grow through it if they have a foothold - ideally you would apply this to new soil or soil that has been turned over and raked clean of vegetation - weed killer works as well if you want to use chemicals.
- Fabric coverage - if you're using mulch, you should cover the landscape fabric with 3-4 inches of mulch to prevent weed/tree seeds from being able to land on the fabric and germinate. In the past, the few weeds that I've had with this product has primarily been where I let the mulch get too thin. If you're using rock, a couple of inches of cover should do.
- Landscape spikes - if you're installing this on a slope and there's any chance of it being walked on, you should use fabric spikes to keep it in place. The mulch itself will generally do the trick for the most part, but if it's going to be walked on occasionally, it's worth the few extra bucks to install the spikes.
All-in-all, I've been very happy with this product and plan to use it in the future.
My advice? If you accidently buy this stuff, throw out the weed barrier and use its plastic wrapper instead. Weeds came through the "barrier" within the first 10 days...this is far worse than having no barrier: the roots are *under* the barrier and don't come up without lifting the rest of the barrier product. Here is the letter I wrote Scotts:
I'm emailing you because I would like to let you know about my experience with your 10-year weed barrier.
In May, we redesigned our front yard, and for some reason, this time, instead of purchasing the white fabric weed barrier that had held back all our weeds for 8 years previously, this time I inexplicably chose the Scotts black plastic barrier. It had a 10-year guarantee, so I figured, "Yeah, let's go with that."
One week later there were brand new weeds popping up right through the fabric & pine bark. The most irritating thing is, when you go to pull them out, you can't because the roots are under the fabric. This makes it worse than having NO barrier.
So I shot the weeds with Roundup, and still, new ones sprang up, more & more every week.
After 4 weeks of escalating weeds, I gave up. I just spent the entire weekend ripping out the Scotts and replacing it with the white fabric that I already know works.
I can't even utilize your guarantee because I threw out the wrapping and receipt when I got home from the store. I put down 3 of those rolls in one weekend in my 5 islands.
What I should have done was throw away the weed barrier & keep the wrapping. It probably would have worked better on the weeds and at least I could get my money back.