Use Pins and Staples to Prevent Gaps in Your Garden's Landscape Fabric

Stop landscape fabric from wandering

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

Staple all edges

Problem: Landscape fabric that wanders
The seams in landscape fabric in planting beds often open between sections.

Solution:
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. Anchor landscape fabric at seams and around the perimeter with staples. In hard soil, start the staples by hand and then push them in with your foot.

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Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Landscape fabric staples