QVS weed control fabrics are manufactured from environmentally friendly raw materials. The weed control fabric emits no chemicals that can harm plants, pets or the surrounding area. They are permeable fabrics, which allow air, water and nutrients to pass through, and designed to block out the sun to reduce photosynthesis and stop weed growth.This permeable weed control fabric, also known as ground cover, weed block, weed control membrane, landscape fabric, weed cloth, weed barrier fabric, weed fabric, landscape fabric, landscaping fabric, driveway fabric, weed suppressant fabric, is a heavy duty woven membrane used in areas where a stronger heavier duty fabric is required, such as under lawns, driveways, paths, patios, play areas, allotments, etc. It can also be used inside greenhouses and polytunnels, as well.
This fabric is so tough and efficient that it is not imperative to cover the fabric with mulch, gravel, bark, etc., if there is no need to do so, as it will still block out the sun to stop the growth and penetration of weeds but at the same time allow water to drain through to avoid puddling. The most effective way to secure weed control fabric in place is by using plastic anchor pegs or hardened steel L-shaped metal pegs. QVS provide extra strong anchor pegs which are 15cm in length. They are made out of heavy duty recycled plastic and have four parallel barbed edges for extra grip. Insert the pegs through the fabric and into the ground, approximately every metre where fabric overlaps (ensuring fabric is overlapped by approx. 25cm) and along all perimeter edges. If laying fabric on extremely hard or stony ground, then it is advisable not to use the plastic anchor pegs but use our L-shaped metal pegs. QVS weed membrane is used daily by professionals and home gardeners.
Also available is our range of 50gsm Landscape Fabric. This is specifically designed for light use, such as mulched flower beds and borders. Landscaping fabric is not suitable for more heavy duty applications.