Sections of landscape fabric often pull apart after winter or heavy rainfall, allowing weeds to grow. Landscape fabric staples will hold the fabric in place and prevent future problems.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2009
Overlap adjoining pieces of fabric, then push the staples through both pieces and into the ground.
Staples are available wherever landscape fabric is sold. They're long and stiff enough to hold fabric in place through heavy rains and winter freezes.
Problem: Landscape fabric that wanders
The seams in landscape fabric in planting beds often open
Landscape fabric staples.
You’ll find them right
next to the fabric in stores, but
most people don’t bother to use
them. Make sure the edges of the
fabric overlap by at least 3 in.
And don’t skimp on the staples;
place them about 16 in. apart.
staples. In hard
soil, start the staples
by hand and then
push them in with your foot.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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