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Frequently asked questions
Why use a weed membrane?
There are several reasons to use a weed membrane. The main reason is to keep weeds at bay. Another situation where you use a weed membrane is when you are creating a path or patch with gravel, wood chips, or stone. In this case, a weed membrane offers extra strength and the possibility to easily remove the gravel or wood chips later on.
When paving, a weed membrane provides extra strength and stability. On top of that, many people use a weed membrane underneath their deck, to prevent weeds from growing in this hard-to-reach place.
What is a weed membrane?
Weed membranes are known by many names, including landscape fabric, weed control fabric, garden membranes, and weed barriers. You use a weed membrane to prevent weed from growing in your garden, or underneath your deck or pavement. It is made of woven plastic. Wovar's high-quality weed membranes consist of 50% recycled plastic and are 110 gr/m2 thick. Weed membranes ensure water and air can pass through, but block sunlight. The tough fabric and UV-resistance result in a minute chance of anything growing beneath the membrane.
How to lay weed membrane?
How to lay weed membrane in 5 steps.
- Flatten and straighten the ground.
- Lay the weed membrane on the ground in the desired spot. Tip: if at all possible, use 1 sheet of fabric. This results in the best protection against weeds. Are you using more than 1 weed membrane? We recommend overlapping the fabric by 15-20 cm.
- Secure the weed membrane. This can be done in various ways. First, with ground hooks. These pins are pointed, enabling you to simply push the ground hooks through the fabric into the ground, aided by a rubber hammer if necessary. Second, dig them into the ground or pin them down with garden edging. Make sure there are no open edges that the weeds could sneak through.
- (Optional) Use garden edging for a finishing touch.
- Cover the weed membrane with the desired material. This could be, for example, gravel, stone, pavers, or wood chips.
Weed membrane, how deep?
Do you want to secure your weed membrane, but are you unsure at which depth you should dig in the edges? We recommend digging ditches of 25 to 35 cm. Place the edge of the weed membrane in the ditch, cut off any excess fabric, and refill the hole.
How do I secure weed membrane?
There are several ways to make sure your weed membrane stays where it should:
- Dig in the edges.
- Pin it down with garden edging.
- Pin it down with ground hooks.
How much does a weed membrane cost?
The price of a weed membrane differs greatly between the different providers. We offer high-quality, 110 gr/m2 weed membranes at an affordable price. The price depends on the width of the weed membrane and on whether you buy it per meter or per 100 m roll.
Weed membrane per meter starts at €1.95 per meter.
Weed membrane per roll start at €79.95 per roll.
How to make a garden bed with weed membrane?
Do you want to use a weed membrane in a garden bed? That is perfectly possible. First, place the weed membrane in the desire spot and position. Next, determine where you want the plants. In these spots, cut out a space for the plant with scissors or a knife. Note: make sure the hole is not too big. Keep it small, but big enough that the plant will fit. Finally, dig a hole, plant the plant, and close the hole again.
More and more constructioncompanies, gardeners and timber merchants are choosing Wovar because of
- Extra discounts for large consumers;
- Direct contact with a trained specialist;
- Detailed order history;
Wovar Weed Membrane
Weed membranes stifle weed growth in your garden. The perfect solution for when you want, for instance, a gravel path in your garden without plants poking out between the stones. Weed membranes manage to keep plant growth down because they are UV-resistant, which means they block sunlight. The tough fabric and UV-resistance result in a minute chance of anything growing beneath the membrane. Using a weed membrane is the best way to protect your gravel bed, paving, or patio against weeds. Weed membranes are also known as, among others, landscape fabric, weed control fabric, garden membranes, and weed barriers.
How to lay weed membrane
Securing a weed membrane is made easy with ground hooks. These pins are pointed, enabling you to simply push the ground hooks through the fabric into the ground, aided by a rubber hammer if necessary. When laying the garden membrane, make sure that when you overlap parts with each other if you are using separate pieces of fabric. We recommend overlapping the fabric by 15-20 cm.
In addition to protecting against weeds, a weed membrane also supports pavers. The fabric disperses the pressure of the tiles better, preventing individual pavers from sagging. It is hard to remove the weeds from under a deck. Laying a weed membrane underneath your deck will thwart the growth of any potential weed, so you will not have to worry about how to get rid of them.
The advantage of landscape fabric is that, despite the fact that it block sunlight, it is water permeable. As a result, the membrane will not fill with water. A weed membrane is therefore also extremely suitable for use between your plants. Create an opening in the fabric where the plants will be and prevent weeds from growing in the rest of your garden.
Wovar offers affordable, high-quality weed membrane per meter. On top of that, you can choose from the widths: 105 cm, 125 cm, 165 cm, 210 cm, 330 cm, and 420 cm. An example of how to go about ordering a weed membrane. If you need a piece of 10 m by 210 cm, order 10 ‘pieces’ of weed membrane with a width of 210 cm. In addition to ordering per meter, you can also get an entire roll of weed membrane. This way, you get a roll of 100 m for an even better price.
Our weed membranes are high-quality, 110 gr/m2, and UV-resistant. Moreover, the fabric is made of 50% recycled plastic, so you receive a sustainable product of excellent quality.
Buying weed membrane
Order weed membrane per meter or roll and keep those weeds at bay. Do you own a business? Business owners in the construction and landscaping sector enjoy many advantages with a free Wovar business account. For example, our business clients benefit from a set business discount and access to a detailed order history.
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