What is the difference between weed control fabric and landscaping fabric?

When it comes to choosing landscaping fabrics and weed control fabrics, it’s important to know that they’re not all created equal. Each geotextile fabric within Growtivation’s Product That Works range of professional landscaping solutions solves specific landscaping problems. They come in different thicknesses, can be woven or non-woven, and offer varying benefits, from ground stabilisation to filtration. Here, we look at the differences between the geotextile fabrics to help identify the correct membrane for your project and achieve the right result.

  • Landscaping fabrics for weed control

For weed control under garden borders and mulch, Weedtex is an excellent, standard-duty landscaping membrane. It allows water and nutrients into the soil but starves weeds of the light they need to thrive. Landtex is a thicker alternative. It’s also suitable for use under mulch and planted areas, as well as beneath rounded aggregate such as cobbles.

  • Landscaping fabrics for use under decking

To avoid unsightly weeds emerging through decking boards, a weed control fabric should be installed beneath the decking. Weedtex is the perfect membrane for this job as the ground is not subjected to pedestrian traffic. Weedtex performs the task of weed control effectively, without the need for extra properties, such as ground stabilisation.

  • Landscaping fabrics to lay under paths and patios

When laying a new pathway or patio, a suitable landscaping membrane performs several vital jobs. It should be a woven fabric to allow for the filtration of rainwater, but it needs to be tough enough to provide excellent ground stabilisation too. Groundtex has superior strength and tear resistance, and can be used beneath gravel that’s subject to both pedestrian and vehicular use. It’s a superb all-round geotextile fabric suitable for use in soft and hard landscaping applications.

  • Landscaping fabrics for use under driveways

When installing a new driveway, a heavy-duty, non-woven geotextile fabric will provide the best performance. Drivetex is a non-woven geotextile fabric that offers ground stabilisation, filtration and drainage. It helps prevent sinking and rutting caused by aggregate settling into the soil beneath the driveway.

With 20 years’ experience in the landscape industry, Growtivation understands the needs of landscaping professionals and has concentrated on providing high-performance solutions with our Product That Works range.

Growtivation’s wide range of professional landscaping systems means we have the right solution for all common landscaping problems.

Find out more about the Growtivation Product That Works range by downloading our Product Guide.and our Landscaping That Works guide to weed control and geotextile fabrics. Check out our handy Geo Fabric Product Selector to select the right geotextile fabric for the job.

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