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Posted: 4/2/2006 11:21:05 AM EDT
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I don't know exactly what it is called, I've always called it landscapers fabric. It is black fabric(available by the roll at walmart). Works just like plastic, but it lets water through.
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I think your back hurts from locking too many heavy threads.
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Check out Sam's Club and Costco too. It's a seasonal product for them but if they have it it'll be much cheaper than you'll find elsewhere, at least that is what I found a few years ago when I put down a lot of around my house. Your place is going to look very good when you are done.
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I've been a professional landscaper for 12 years and can tell you that all you will be doing is causing yourself problems for more money buy installing fabric/plastic. Weeds germinate on the soil you place on top of the soil on the stuff. What you should have done is used Round-up on the sod first, ensuring a good root-zone kill (and easier digging) before flopping it down. Use a pre-emergent herbicide like Pren or allery between the new flowers to help with weed control or let it sit a couple weeks and repeatedly nuke it with Round-up before doing anything to it.

The only use I've found for landscaping fabric is erosion control.
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Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:58:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OdT:
Looking for a better solution....



CONCRETE. IT'S FOREVER!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:03:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 8:04:21 PM EDT by huge_gator]

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:

Originally Posted By OdT:
Looking for a better solution....



CONCRETE. IT'S FOREVER!



Yep. And even then you have to pressure wash it and keep it up.

If it's an area with foot traffic, keep on using Round-up. Other areas hit with Surflan or Ronstar as they don't tend to leach like Casaron. Pre-em tye herbicides create a chemical barrier on the surface of the soil to kill the germinating weeds as they come up. Always read your labels, too.
The reason the landscape fabric people and Dow and Monsanto keep raking in the $ and I have a steady job is that there is never a permanent solution to weeds. There is no such thing as eradication, only population control. The degree of that control is dictated by how much you are willing to spend.

BTW, nice color on your grass
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:22:13 PM EDT
It's gonna be cool, parking on that at the next rainout.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:28:53 PM EDT
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Who's buried under there?



Um... nevermind. Heh. I don't know what I was thinking. Nice looking, er, flower bed!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:10:42 PM EDT
Looks nice! I would stay the hell away from that black underlayment for your landscaped areas and use the grey professional grade stuff. I have used it for years and it works far far better. Costco has it this time of year for a far better price than any of the hardware stores do.

I had an area in my last homes back yard that was 3 times the size of the area in those pics that I used it on and then barked over and it worked very well.

Good luck with the flower thing, I hate having anything that close to my house/deck/wood shed etc. Have fun weeding!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:19:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By huge_gator:
I've been a professional landscaper for 12 years and can tell you that all you will be doing is causing yourself problems for more money buy installing fabric/plastic. Weeds germinate on the soil you place on top of the soil on the stuff. What you should have done is used Round-up on the sod first, ensuring a good root-zone kill (and easier digging) before flopping it down. Use a pre-emergent herbicide like Pren or allery between the new flowers to help with weed control or let it sit a couple weeks and repeatedly nuke it with Round-up before doing anything to it.

The only use I've found for landscaping fabric is erosion control.



Screw Round-Up.
Go for the gusto!

Groundclear = Triox = Total Vegetation Killer


Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:31:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 10:03:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By huge_gator:
BTW, nice color on your grass



What color is the grass in your world?



Used to work with a guy that was red-green color blind. He told me grass looked pink to him.
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Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:32:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
It's gonna be cool, parking on that at the next rainout.




I have dibs on the front bedroom!
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:58:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 7:03:37 AM EDT
There were two things that worked well that I remember.

Agent Orange and Napalm.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 7:47:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
There were two things that worked well that I remember.

Agent Orange and Napalm.



Thats what I was thinking...



Link Posted: 4/3/2006 8:59:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OdT:

Originally Posted By Paradox800:
Check out Sam's Club and Costco too. It's a seasonal product for them but if they have it it'll be much cheaper than you'll find elsewhere, at least that is what I found a few years ago when I put down a lot of around my house. Your place is going to look very good when you are done.



Thanks, it's something to do while I wait for house-painting weather. So how well has the stuff you used done for blocking weeds?



It's worked really well. I had some beds and one side of my house that I wanted lower the maintenance on. I cleared them out and hit them with triox. Put down the weed barrier fabric and covered it with large beauty bark. It will have been 3 summers ago it was doen and it's holding up well and very few weeds come up through. I get some at the edges where one bed meets the walkway, but not very often.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:55:44 PM EDT
2 words



Brown Dog

He'll get r dun
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:02:16 PM EDT
Grass color is a serious issue in my line of work. Maybe it's 'cause I work for T**Green
That yard looks better than the ones with the pretty lime colorred moss or the even prettier yellow flowers.
Triox is the shit but tends to move a bit in the soil and wouldn't be too good around the grass or flowers.
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