Vancouver homeowners love their landscapes. They’ll stop at almost nothing to win the war on weeds. But all that pulling and ripping out of pesky plants from your gardens and flower beds can get tiring fast—real fast.
Fortunately for you and your hands, there’s landscape fabric. But before you run out to buy this handy weed barrier tool, you’ll want to learn how to use it first. Here are some tips for using landscape fabric right.
1. Clear out those weeds
Before you do anything, you’ll need to do a little landscaping first. If you want to get the most out of your landscape fabric, a weed-free garden works best. So, before you lay down that fabric, rip out those weeds.
2. Augment amendments
Once you’ve removed all the blossom-busting weeds. It’s time to up those amendments. After all, it’s all about peak plant progress, right? Remember, you’ll want to add soil boosters before you cover it up with the fabric. Otherwise, you’re going to have a tough time removing the weed barrier to fertilize the soil once landscape fabric is in place.
3. Even out your soil
Now that your soil is nutrient-rich, you’ll need to smooth over the earth. Grab your handy tiller, fork, or rake to even out the soil, paying attention to break up clumps of dirt. While you’re toiling away, don’t forget to take out any rocks, twigs, or other debris that might compromise the effectiveness of the landscape fabric.
4. Place the landscape fabric
With all the prep work finally out of the way, you can go ahead and layout the landscape fabric over your garden or flower bed. Begin by cutting the amount of fabric you’ll need, following the pre-marked grid. When you’re done, place the fabric over the desired areas.
5. Fasten that fabric
Almost done! When you’re finished placing down the fabric, you’ll want to secure it in place. To do this, you’ll need garden pins to make that happen. Pin down the landscape fabric roughly every 1 inch along the edges. Once your fabric is nice and secure, add 1 inch of mulch and you’re good to go. It’s just that easy!
If you love a beautiful landscape but don’t want to spend mass amounts of time on garden maintenance, this weed barrier tool is for you.