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Post  dsmdeb 4/28/2012, 9:01 am

I'm new at SFG. I decided to tack landscape fabric and hardware cloth to the bottoms of my boxes. Now I'm procrastinating because I'm worried that if I lay the boxes on a length of landscape fabric to keep weeds from coming up between boxes, they might not get enough drainage having 2 layers of cloth underneath.

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Post  camprn 4/28/2012, 9:21 am

I would put big sheets of cardboard down and then place the boxes on top of that.

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Post  Icemaiden 4/28/2012, 9:35 am

I don't think two layers will cause any drainage problem at all. It will be in contact with the ground so even if it is a very tight weave then the water will soak out - think of a canvas tent in a rainstorm, as soon as you touch the canvas the water soaks in. I believe the weeed barrier will behave the same.
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Post  sfg4uKim 4/28/2012, 9:41 am

You can put two layers in a sieve and fill it with water. Then you can see if it will drain as you hope.

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Post  dsmdeb 4/28/2012, 10:44 am

Thank you for your responses! The sieve test was a really good idea.
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Post  camprn 4/28/2012, 8:42 pm

dsmdeb wrote:Thank you for your responses! The sieve test was a really good idea.
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Post  landarch 4/28/2012, 9:02 pm

do a rest...not all landsape fabric is of the same quality...some let water through, other not so much.
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