Staple all edges
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 between sections.
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.
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