Landscapers Felt that actually works ??
Bought my home 1 year back....noticed that the earth on the right side of the home slopes slightly towards the house itself. I just finished tearing up my entire basement by removing all the old 60s/70s wood panelling and old ceiling tiles. I Inspected the walls and noticed a few spots where water had penetrated thru in the past. We've had some crazy rainfalls in the last month or so and have not noticed a single wet/damp area (thank god for that) which leaves me to think the old water marks were a problem of the past and most likely repaired somehow by the previous home owners.....
However, even though I do not notice any more moisture issues in the basement I still want to do the right thing and regrade away from the home. All downspouts are directed a fair distance way from the home already and shouldnt be an issue.
My question .......
Is there any "landscaping felt" (so i am told it is called) that actually works to prevent weeds/ grass from penetrating thru.
Not only to I want to regrade the right side but I am also thinking of compacting it down afterwards with a thin layer of finely crushed stone then a few decorative patio stones leading towards the back of the home and surrounding them with 3/4 crushed stone in between to make it an accessible walkway.
I know people who have spent $100+ at home depot for "landscapers felt" that had covered a small 3ft x 10ft area only to have tonnes of weeds/ grass pop thru the very next year.
Any info on what brand of landscapers felt would be greatly appreciated...... or if there is any other type product reccommeded.
Debris, dirt, grass clippings etc just build up on the felt/fabric over the years and provide an area for weeds to grow. You simply have to maintain it. I would definetly use it under landscape stone. My thinking is it is easier to keep the stone/dirt seperate in case you change the design later.
I would suggest that each spring you sprinkle some "Preen" into the stone to prevent the germination of weeds. Some Preen and spot weeding should keep the labor of weeding to a minimum.
Nature will not be denied. ANY solution, including dropping concrete 6 feet deep, will NOT prevent weeds.
For our landscaping, we used good quality landscaping fabric, with 2" of river rock on top. It does a pretty good job of preventing weeds. As the other poster said, small amounts of dirt will gather on top of the fabric and give the weeds a foothold. They will develop small roots that pass through the fabric into the ground below. The weeds are extremely easy to pull up at this point. We weed our landscaping 1x a week or so, and it doesn't look bad at all.
Just like Moondawg says, ' Nature will not be denied. ANY solution, including dropping concrete 6 feet deep, will NOT prevent weeds.':wink:
I just redid an area & used my old winter cover for the pool
Cut & folded over a few times...rocks on top
Good idea in keeping dirt seperate from stone b/c I eventually (one day) would like to go ahead and redo my flower beds in front of the home and design a "nicer" walkway commencing from the front of the home right around towards the rear with a new pressure treated fence along side of the home. However, definetley dont have the funds for that project right now...alot of other more important things on the go.
Thanks again :)
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