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Old 07-21-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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What can I use to hold down landscape fabric ? The pegs made specifically for this are $5 for 20 --- too expensive.

Anyone have any ideas ? Don't want to use nails.

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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Best thing you can do is not use any fabric.
Weeds will still just grow through it an be harder to remove when they do.
One of the reasons to make sure you use at least 4"'s of mulch and add some Preen to help stop new weeds from growing.

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:35 PM   #3
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Do you need the pegs in permanently or just to hold it in place while you set the mulch? If it's temporary, I used rocks or pieces of brick until most of the mulch was down. If it's permanent, $5 for a bag of 20 pegs really isn't too bad.
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I installed a drainage ditch and it's 90% full of stones... next I want to put landscape fabric on top and then put top soil on top of that...

I wanted to use something to hold the fabric in place to stop the dirt from going into the stone

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Old 07-21-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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Get a spool of thick wire. Cut it into 8 inch lengths and bend them into a tight U shape...like a staple.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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thanks- I will try the wire...
just didn't want something that may come up later and I'd fling at someone in the lawnmower in the future..

but I think the wire will be ok .. I think
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That just makes no since to me.
How is grass going to take root and stay put on a slope with just a few inches of top soil?
First bad storm and the top soil and grass seed is all going to run down to the middle of the ditch.
Really want to add to the amount of weed whacking and weed pulling on that slope?
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Cut old wire coathangers to size
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I installed a drainage ditch and it's 90% full of stones... next I want to put landscape fabric on top and then put top soil on top of that...

I wanted to use something to hold the fabric in place to stop the dirt from going into the stone

thank you
Ayuh,.... Yer over-thinkin' it,....

Spread the fabric, then spread the top dirt,...

The top dirt will hold the fabric in place, much better than stakes,....
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The dirt is under the fabric, mulch goes on top, when your doin a big job it keeps it in place while ya work
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I second the bent wire idea. If you are worried about dangers with a mower, you could also use wood staves to pin the fabric down. Either you can split and sharpen the tips to pierce the fabric and ground or you and sharpen a single top and ensure that the top somehow will prevent the fabric from pulling through.
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If you buy them in a bigger package at HD they are $10/100:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded...00-6/204268232

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