What To Look For in a Weed Membranes
The first decision is whether to get a woven or non-woven weed membrane. Choose woven weed membranes (such as Polypropylene) for driveways, paths, and when laying slate or gravel. This material is strong, durable, and puncture-resistant. Ideally, look for fabric around 125 g/m² as this can handle heavy footfall.
If you want to lay a membrane in a corner, choose a bonded, non-woven weed membrane with a thickness of around 100 g/m². These membranes are flexible, pliable, and easy to manipulate, making them great for tight, tricky spaces.
The best weed membranes will be permeable. This means they’ll let rainwater filter through rather than pool on the surface. It’s also a good idea to look out for a UV-resistant membrane, as this will limit how quickly it degrades.
For ease of use, look for membranes that come with grid lines printed on them. These can really help when cutting the fabric.
After comparing several weed membranes, I’ve chosen the GardenMate Weed Control Fabric as my top choice. It’s a 2 x 10 m woven sheet that can cover up to 20 m². It has a thickness of 100 g/m² making it both durable yet pliable.
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