Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Toplef10Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? I22gcj10Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» August Avatar: Beat The Heat!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:52 am

» Rosemary -- What do you do with it?
by LilBittyBean Today at 11:49 am

» N&C Midwest: August 2019
by OhioGardener Today at 11:35 am

» SFG Troubleshooting
by Yardslave Today at 11:12 am

» Cover Crops??
by OhioGardener Today at 8:30 am

» New England August, 2019
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:28 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by OhioGardener Today at 8:20 am

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 3:33 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:44 am

» SFG FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2019
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 9:19 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:02 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by LilBittyBean 8/19/2019, 4:50 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 8/19/2019, 3:58 pm

» Identification needed
by Scorpio Rising 8/18/2019, 11:40 pm

» I love gardening!
by Scorpio Rising 8/18/2019, 11:35 pm

» Hello from Gilbert. AZ
by LilBittyBean 8/18/2019, 10:30 am

» Faith-based Community Garden
by johnbmarek 8/17/2019, 10:40 pm

» First Timer. Zone 5b 8x8 SFG
by crankyoldman 8/17/2019, 12:17 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by countrynaturals 8/17/2019, 10:52 am

» Anyone Seeing Ads?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2019, 10:45 am

» Yellowstriped Armyworm
by sanderson 8/17/2019, 3:12 am

» Chlorine in the garden
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2019, 11:58 pm

» 2018/2019 SFG in Brooks, GA
by trolleydriver 8/15/2019, 8:55 pm

» new to Louisville Ky
by AtlantaMarie 8/15/2019, 10:53 am

» Fifth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 8/14/2019, 11:04 am

» Hello UK
by Kelejan 8/14/2019, 4:09 am

» Gardener's Elbow...
by Kelejan 8/14/2019, 4:07 am

» Pickling Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising 8/13/2019, 9:20 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: what are you doing in August 2019
by Scorpio Rising 8/13/2019, 8:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Post  Windmere on 3/7/2013, 11:43 am

Hello all~

I am fully ready to construct my garden beds. But I have a big question...

Because I am getting a roll of garden fabric that is about three times what I need... I will have extra. The roll that I am getting is the smallest available size. Because the roll is "generic" in the sense that it is manufactured by the nursery I'm buying from, it actually ends up costing less than a much smaller fabric I will be taking back to Lowe's. What's more, the Lowe's product lasts one season, while the generic nursery product lasts at least 5 years.

So.... I can double up on the garden fabric for each of my three beds. I am erecting my beds on grass. I think that factor might plat a role in how much I use.

Thanks to all who post regarding this. I NEED your opinions!

thinking
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 50
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Re: Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Post  Hoggar on 3/7/2013, 1:08 pm

Here is a link to another thread about weed block that might help.

weed-block
Hoggar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Thanks... that thread was helpful... I forgot about it

Post  Windmere on 3/7/2013, 2:51 pm

Thanks for refreshing my memory about this thread Hoggar. It completely answered my question.

Glad to have everyone's wisdom as a resource.
Very Happy
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 50
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Consider not using the weed block

Post  Hardcoir on 3/7/2013, 6:13 pm

I thought I posted this somewhere prior, but I cannot find it. I have heard a certified SFG-instructor relate that she does not use weed block. Instead, she uses a bed of leaves over newspaper. This allows the worms in the ground to climb up into your Mel's Mix and ties the mix to the Earth.

I have not used weed block ever in any raised bed garden plots. We have minimal weed problems that can be plucked in about 90 seconds once a week. I don't think weed block is one of the Steadfast rules to qualify as a Square Foot Garden. If you live in a yard that has more weeds than grass, then maybe it is needed. However, our principle weed problem comes from airborne seed, and we do not consider dandelion to be a weed. We eat it and welcome the free superfood when it appears in our garden. When picked young, it is a wonderful addition to a salad.
Hardcoir
Hardcoir

Posts : 92
Join date : 2013-02-03
Location : Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Re: Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Post  Dunkinjean on 3/7/2013, 10:17 pm

I did put weed block on the bottom of my beds since I went directly onto the grass but I only put down 1 layer. The 1 layer has worked well for 3 yrs.

In the late fall when I am done with the garden, I clean it up, add compost and then cover all the boxes with weed block to protect it from animals, etc. for the winter.

Then when I uncover the boxes in the spring I just mix the soil a bit in each box, put in a grid and plant! Very Happy

You may need the additional weed block also for more boxes in the future and/or you can give some away if you know of anyone that can use it.
Good luck!
Dunkinjean
Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 688
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 64
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

View user profile http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Re: Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Post  Hoggar on 3/8/2013, 10:21 am

Ive had some tenacious weeds that have made it up through the bottom of my boxes, through weed-cloth + 3 layers of newspaper + 1 layer cardboard and 6 inches of soil. I now have a layer of plastic under every box, its open at he sides so they can drain and I have very happy worms that have found there way into my boxes. yesterday while I was topping off one of my boxes and mixing in the new MM with the old I found several large night crawlers that appeared to be very healthy.
Hoggar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker? Empty Re: Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum